WASHINGTON — The USA Postal Service is making a division to deal with election mail points as a part of an effort to make sure swift and safe supply of ballots for the midterm election, officers mentioned Wednesday.
The thought behind the creation of the Election and Authorities Mail Providers is to have a everlasting division devoted to coping with election issues as an alternative of dealing with points one by one as prior to now.
Adrienne Marshall, government director of the division, mentioned Wednesday that the companies will oversee “election mail strike groups” in each native and district group to deal with any issues that may come up.
“We’re absolutely dedicated to the safe and well timed supply of the nation’s election mail,” she mentioned.
The Postal Service is transferring ahead after being dogged by backlogs and questions forward of the 2020 presidential election, wherein greater than 135 million ballots had been delivered to and from voters.
The Postal Service is sending steerage letters to election officers in every state and territory this week.
Postal staff are already laborious at work delivering ballots. Up to now, practically 40 million ballots have been mailed to and from voters throughout main elections, officers mentioned.
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