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: Your 2022 Election and Political Mail Guide

Background The 2022 primaries and mid-terms are 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 Service’s…

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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: Spring 2021 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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USPS OIG: Top 10 Postal Stories of 2020

It’s that time again for our top ten postal stories of the year! While we do this every year, 2020 saw more than its fair share of important news stories about the Postal Service. Well let’s face it, it saw more than its fair share of front page news stories in general. Here’s our countdown,…

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USPS delivers Election Mail report

December 29, 2020 The Postal Service released a post-election analysis outlining the steps it took to deliver a historic number of ballots and Election Mail volume. “Throughout the 2020 election, the Postal Service faced unprecedented challenges, but the commitment of our 644,000 men and women to deliver the nation’s ballots securely and in a timely…

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USPS OIG Report: Deployment of Operational Changes

Objective On October 19, 2020, we issued a report to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors that addressed specific questions asked by Members of Congress regarding modifications to Postal Service staffing and policies, mail service impacts, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, communication with Congress and customers, and the Postmaster General’s compliance with financial…

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USPS: PMG thanks employees for election season work in new video

In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy thanks Postal Service employees for their work during election season. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions more people voted by mail this year. The Postmaster General reviews the steps USPS took to serve these voters, and he discusses how political campaigns used mail to educate voters…

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