USPS: Employees reminded of electioneering rules

USPS wants employees to remember the following electioneering activities are prohibited on Postal Service property: Ballot boxes. These boxes should never be displayed or collected in Post Office retail lobbies or other locations. Non-USPS fliers, pamphlets and unauthorized literature. This includes partisan materials, such as the depositing, posting or displaying of materials that could be…

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Postal Bulletin features Election Mail communications plan

The materials include background information; a list of important dates; explanations of Election Mail, Political Mail and Franked Mail; key messages; label and tagging requirements; guidelines for customers in the military; and more. The publication also includes updates to USPS forms, policies and procedures. Source: USPS .

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Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Elections

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the Postal Service’s readiness for timely processing of election and political mail for the 2018 midterm elections. Election mail is a mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process, while political mail is mail used for political campaign purposes. General…

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Latest Postal Bulletin features this year’s Election Mail communications plan

Background The 2018 primary season is here and the Postal Service™ is preparing for the November 2018 general election. There will be several 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 Election Mail and Political Mail…

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USPS: Election, political mail explained

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the differences between Election Mail and Political Mail. Election Mail refers to mail that allows individuals to participate in the voting process, such as ballots for domestic or international delivery, while Political Mail consists of mailing from registered political candidates, parties and related organizations. There are different tagging…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Election and Political Mail

The Postal Bulletin’s April 12 issue includes a communications plan for the 2018 elections. Highlights: an overview of Election Mail and Political Mail, including guidelines for acceptance, processing and delivery, as well as a list of resources and other information. Source: USPS

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USPS: Election Mail, Political Mail tips offered

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the differences between Political Mail and Election Mail tags. Red Tag 57, for Political Mail, should be used for any political campaign mailing by a registered candidate, campaign committee, and committee of a political party. This tag also can be used for a message mailing by a political…

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USPS offers election, political mail tagging tips

As the Nov. 8 general election approaches, USPS is reminding employees of the major differences between Political Campaign Mail and Election Mail tags. Red Tag 57, for Political Campaign Mail, may be used on campaign mailings by registered political candidates and organizations engaging in issue advocacy or voter mobilization. Green Tag 191, for domestic and…

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