The U.S. Postal Service Is Poised For Improved Performance In The 2022 Election, Officials Say

The U.S. Postal Service is expressing confidence that tighter relationships between the mailing agency and state and local election officials have better prepared it for the upcoming midterm elections than the at times frantic experience in 2020.

USPS is just one week away from implementing the “extraordinary measures” it instituted during the previous election, such as extra deliveries and collections, special pickups, expanded hours at processing plants, mail sorting plans to expedite ballot deliveries and the removal of some ballots to bypass normal processing to allow for local turnaround. Postal management agreed to continue taking those steps as part of a settlement agreement with the NAACP and Public Citizen last year and will leave them in place from Oct. 24 through Nov. 29.

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Eric Katz