USPS: Election, political mail tips offered

Election-Mail-Political-Mail-TagsUSPS reminds employees of the 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 international ballots, may only be used to identify ballot mail addressed for domestic or international delivery.

To make sure this mail is properly processed and delivered, follow these tips:

  • Look for mail containers identified with Tag 57 or Tag 191 and handle them appropriately.
  • Use Tag 191 to identify ballot mail, including sample ballots, and document this mail through the political mail log. All ballot mail should be expedited through processing operations due to time sensitive delivery requirements.
  • Use Tag 57 to properly identify, document and process Political Campaign Mail using the political mail log according to usual criteria and guidelines.
  • If you encounter Political Campaign Mail or Election Mail that isn’t identified with a tag, enter the mail information into the political or election mail log and report the problem to your local political mail coordinator.

The Election Mail and Political Campaign Mail Blue site has more information.

Source: USPS News Link

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