Washington (CNN). The United States Postal Service will continue to implement extraordinary measures through this weekend to deliver ballots in time to be counted in more than a dozen states, a top official at the agency said Wednesday.
Kevin Bray, who is in charge of all mail processing during the 2020 election, testified in court on Wednesday that the Postal Service will continue the extra measures through Saturday in order to ensure mailed ballots can be counted.
The decision is important given the fact that more than a dozen states allow properly postmarked ballots to be counted if they arrive after Election Day. Those ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
The measures could be especially important in Pennsylvania, where state law allows ballots — postmarked before or on Election Day — to arrive by November 6 and still be counted.