The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Friday announced the launch of a “new election mail website” that provides Americans with the needed information on how to vote by mail for the upcoming November general election.
The USPS said in a news release the website will serve both for “voting customers seeking information on how to use the mail to vote,” as well as “election officials seeking resources to help make their administration of the upcoming elections a success.”
In addition, it also provides direct links to federal and state-specific election resources. Overseas and military voters can also find additional information on the site that includes links to resources supporting participation in the election.
The USPS also emphasizes the importance for voters who plan to cast their mail-in-ballot through the mail service that they not only must hold themselves to the local jurisdictions’ requirements, but also should “start the process early.”
“To allow sufficient time for voters to receive, complete and return ballots via the mail, the Postal Service strongly recommends that voters request ballots at the earliest point allowable, but no later than 15 days prior to the election date,” the statement reads.
“The Postal Service also recommends that voters mail their ballots at least one week prior to their states’ due dates to allow for timely receipt by election officials,” it continued, adding that voters with additional questions like the deadlines or other requirements should contact local election officials.
The USPS sent out a warning last week that the Postal Service cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadli….