- Project Title:
- Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Election
- Start Date:
- Monday, November 20, 2017
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- May 2018
The Postal Service plays a role in the American democratic process by processing and delivering election and political mail through its network of 227 mail processing facilities. Election mail includes official items such as voter registration requests and absentee or mail-in ballots. Political mail is mail sent by a registered political candidate, campaign committee, or a committee of a political party to promote political candidates, referendums, or political campaigns.
The 2018 U.S. midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for:
> All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives,
> 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate,
> 39 states and territorial governorships, and
> State and local elections.
In this audit, we will assess the Postal Service’s readiness for handling and processing election and political mail for the 2018 Midterm elections.
- What issues have you experienced related to the processing of election and political mail?
- How can the Postal Service improve the processing of election and political mail?