Express Mail from China

Sorry I didn’t vote this year. I tried, but I depended on the Chinese Postal Service and apparently, the US Mail.  That collaboration failed.  I was promised seven business day delivery. If you don’t count the day I dropped the ballot off at the China Post Office. It was 9 days, 7 business days to the election.   I paid 185 rmb, about $30 to vote this year and the ballot didn’t arrive until November 12, eight days after the election.

I will try to find out what happened.  Here is the note that I sent to the Township Clerk:

Thanks for your note.  I take it that you received the envelope on the 12th.  That is a far cry from the seven business days that they guaranteed.  We have some serious credibility problems with the post. It was received in the USA on November 7 after a flight that apparently lasted for ten days. It went into US Customs on the 7th and out about noon on the 8th. If the USA side was competent the package should have been delivered on the 10th. Perhaps that was a holiday. They claim attempted delivery on the 11th, and still no record of delivery. Yikes. I have a website for foreigners in China at .  I plan to put this email and your response online for the benefit of other people who want to vote in the USA from China.  Do you know the date and time that the ballot was delivered? Did it come via US Mail, or a private carrier?  Thanks for your help.
It is 5:00 pm on the 13th here in China.Here is the tracking:

2014-10-26  15:30:00 GUIYANG Posting
2014-10-26  17:18:00 PENGZHI Despatch from Sorting Center
2014-10-26  21:55:52 GUIYANG Arrival at Sorting Center
2014-10-27  02:32:49 GUIYANG Despatch from Sorting Center
2014-10-27  20:42:00 GUANGZHOU Arrival at Sorting Center
2014-10-28  02:44:00 GUANGZHOU Despatch from Sorting Center
2014-11-07  08:22:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ISC CHICAGO IL Arrival at Sorting Center
2014-11-07  08:23:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ISC CHICAGO IL Handed over to Customs
2014-11-08  10:56:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ISC CHICAGO IL Released from Customs
2014-11-10  08:23:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 49643 Arrival at Delivery Office
2014-11-10  08:42:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 49643 Attempted delivery