USPS: Election Mail, Political Mail reminder

May 13, 2022 The Postal Service wants employees to remember the differences between Election Mail and Political Mail. Election Mail describes mail — to or from election officials — that allows individuals to participate in the voting process. Examples include ballots for domestic or international delivery, voter registration cards, absentee ballot applications and polling place…

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Postal Bulletin: 2022 Election and Political Mail Guide

The 2022 primaries and mid-terms will soon be upon us and the Postal Service™ is gearing up for those elections, including numerous congressional, gubernatorial, state, and local races. Thus, proper handling of Election Mail and Political Mail is critical, especially as more voters turn to the mail to participate in the electoral process. The Postal…

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USPS OIG: Making Sure Every American Vote Overseas is Delivered

USPS OIG Blog – October 19, 2020 Election day is right around the corner, and a lot of attention has been focused on voting by mail here in the U.S. But did you know there are also mail-in ballots coming in from Americans overseas? Even before the pandemic, the Postal Service processed international election and…

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Dr. Fauci’s thoughts on voting in person vs. voting by mail

“Can people safely go out and vote in person?” Dr. Fauci: “there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person”

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USPS: Your 2020 Election and Political Mail Guide

The 2020 primary season is here and the Postal Service™ is preparing for the November 2020 general election. In addition to the Presidential election, there will be numerous congressional, gubernatorial, state, and local races. Thus, proper handling of Election Mail and Political Mail is critical. Concerns have been raised about how long it takes for…

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USPS: States consider voting by mail

More than a dozen states are considering allowing voters to cast their ballots by mail or have already done so this primary season as physical distancing and stay-at-home orders make conducting traditional elections difficult. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many states to postpone their primaries until late summer. In several of these states, governors and…

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USPS educates state leaders on Election Mail

The Postal Service is working with state and local government leaders across the nation to prepare for the fall election season. For example, state officials recently toured the Harrisburg, PA, Processing and Distribution Center, where employees showed them how absentee ballots are inducted, managed and distributed for delivery. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, who…

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Opinion: Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses

Editorial – April 17, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service’s woes have been mostly out of the spotlight for a while, but they haven’t gone away. The agency’s most recent financial statement shows it is $15 billion in debt and still losing money. It lost $5.5 billion in 2014. Apologists for the service often point to…

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