Latest United States Postal Service News

Postal service to stop misleading mailers in Colorado

Sep. 18, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Friday agreed to destroy any mailers with misleading information about Colorado mail voting that it had not already sent, settling a lawsuit filed by the state's top elections official. The postal service already sent 2.4 million postcards to the state's 4.1 million...

In this Sept. 8, 2020 photo, voting booths are kept socially distant at the Chesterfield, N.H. polling site.  A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that finds 54% of voters say they will vote before polls open on Nov. 3.  (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

AP-NORC poll: Majority plan to vote before Election Day

Sep. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A majority of President Donald Trump's supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden's backers plan to vote by mail, a sign of a growing partisan divide over how best to conduct elections in the United States. Overall, 39% of registered voters say they...

FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Sep. 18, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was...

FILE - This July 14, 2020 file photo shows a city employee in Honolulu holding a sample mail-in ballot for Hawaii's primary election. Honolulu elections officials said Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 voters don’t need to request ballots to be mailed to them after the U.S. Postal Service sent postcards to residents across the country warning them to ask for mail-in ballots at least 15 days before Election Day. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Honolulu reminds voters they don't need to request ballots

Sep. 16, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu elections officials said Wednesday voters don’t need to request ballots to be mailed to them after the U.S. Postal Service sent postcards to residents across the country warning them to ask for mail-in ballots at least 15 days before Election Day. Hawaii is one of several...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Sep. 16, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 13 Decatur Daily on preparing to vote well in advance of the November election: The state has begun accepting applications for absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, and already local election officials are seeing a surge of requests. Combine a...

US Postal Service sends wrong info about Utah by-mail voting

Sep. 15, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials in Utah say the U.S. Postal Service has sent erroneous information to Utah voters about the upcoming election, decreasing public confidence in the service's ability to handle ballots this year. The office of Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said the Postal Service mailed a...

FILE – In this April 28, 2020 file photo, Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio. A county judge ruled Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose's directive restricting counties to providing just one ballot drop box in November was

Ohio judge derides restriction of 1 ballot box per county

Sep. 15, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A directive that restricted Ohio counties to one ballot drop box in November was arbitrary and unreasonable, a county judge ruled Tuesday, delivering the Republican secretary of state in the presidential battleground another in a series of blows to his policies. The office of...

Many in Alaska mailed primary ballots later than recommended

Sep. 15, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Many Alaska voters are mailing absentee ballots later than a one-week deadline recommended by the U.S. Postal Service, based on an analysis of recent primary voting. A comparison of the past three statewide primaries by The Anchorage Daily News found that the state's Aug. 18...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., speaks as House Democrats hold a news conference in Washington. New Mexico is deciding on final contenders in open races for a U.S. Senate seat and a northern congressional slot that last changed hands a dozen years ago, as the sun sets on a Democratic political dynasty that emerged from a territorial 19th century legislature.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Luján: Virus bill may keep me away from more Senate debates

Sep. 14, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján said Sunday that work on a COVID-19 relief bill and other pressing Congressional business might keep him away from an early October U.S. Senate debate against Republican challenger Mark Ronchetti. Luján’s campaign told The...

Maryland officials note 'inconsistent' USPS voting postcard

Sep. 14, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Portions of a U.S. Postal Service postcard sent to the public regarding vote-by-mail options are “inconsistent” with state guidelines, the Maryland State Board of Elections said Monday. The board released a statement saying state election officials first learned of the...