Early birds

Sarita Montgomery, a Northern Ohio District Election Mail coordinator, checks an Election Mail log recently.

The Postal Service is encouraging customers who vote by mail to cast their ballots early this fall, when millions of people are expected to turn to USPS to participate in the election.

Individuals should send their completed absentee ballots at least one week in advance of their state deadlines to ensure the safe, timely delivery of their vote.

“The U.S. Mail serves as a secure, efficient and effective means for citizens to participate in the electoral process,” said DPMG Ronald Stroman. “Having worked closely with state election officials throughout the last year, the Postal Service is fully prepared to deliver election and political mail in a timely manner.”

USPS suggests voters follow these tips:

  • Request ballots be sent from their local jurisdiction with sufficient time to receive, complete and return them one week before the deadline.
  • Check with their local election officials for rules pertaining to their jurisdiction.
  • Visit their state’s elections site to find out the locations of election offices and to get information about voting by mail.

The Postal Service continues to work with state and local governments to prepare for the elections.

Additional information is available at usps.com, in the Sept. 13 news release, and on the Election Mail Blue site.