Know the difference

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The Postal Service wants employees to remember the differences between Election Mail and Political Mail.

Election Mail refers to mail that allows individuals to participate in the voting process, such as ballots for domestic or international delivery, while Political Mail consists of mailings from registered political candidates, parties and related organizations.

There are also different tagging requirements for Election Mail and Political Mail that move through the postal network.

The Election Mail and Political Mail Blue page has more information.