The United States Postal Service’s number one priority between now and the November election is the secure, on time delivery of the nation’s Election Mail.
In August, the Postmaster General committed to ensuring that additional resources would be made available in all areas of operations beginning October 1 to ensure the timely delivery and expeditious handling of the increased volume of Election Mail.
The Postmaster General requested the issuance of an internal directive, effective October 1, to authorize and instruct the use of these additional resources to ensure that all Election Mail is prioritized and delivered securely and on-time. These additional resources go beyond the significant resources already dedicated to Election Mail which were specified in an earlier directive issued on September 21, and a stand-up talk to Postal Service employees issued on September 24.
The information provided below is illustrative but not exhaustive of the operational readiness measures the Postal Service has implemented ahead of the November election.