Election rush

Sarita Montgomery, a Northern Ohio District Election Mail coordinator, checks an Election Mail log earlier this year.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and the Postal Service is reminding employees of available online resources to help them process and deliver ballots and Political Mail.

The Election 2016 Blue site has an interactive map that allows employees to find the names and contact information for each state’s election and political mail coordinators.

Lists of the election and political mail team members for each area and district are also featured.

Other resources include employee stand-up talks and lists of standard operating procedures for mail acceptance, delivery and network operations.

USPS expects to handle more ballots this year than it did during the 2012 presidential election cycle, when more than 25 million ballots were processed.

Postal Service leaders have contacted more than 7,000 local election boards across the nation to educate state and local leaders about requirements for processing and delivering Election Mail and Political Mail.