But the information in Mailer is extensive, and it does not account for differences in state regulations, angered top election officials in many jurisdictions. For example, places like Colorado automatically send mail-in ballots to all voters.
A spokesperson for the Postal Service said in a statement that Mailer’s purpose was to provide “general, all-purpose guidance on the use of mail, not guidance on state election rules”.
“We know that each state has its own specific rules, deadlines and requirements, and the reconciliation acknowledges that fact,” spokesman A. Partenheimer said, “It remains under the guidance of the Postal Service that individuals need to understand their state’s rules and deadlines, and to plan ahead.”
As Mr Trump raids against mail-in voting and Mr Dejoy has set fire to cost-cutting measures that have slowed mail delivery, the agency launched an advertising campaign, A television spot is also included, aimed at acknowledging concerns about its potential. To process the anticipated increase in voting by mail. Some postal officials have warned against appearing to encourage the practice.
Some voters – about 1,000 in Colorado, according to Ms. Griswold – began receiving mailers in recent days. The mailer, which was sent to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, is set to deliver to 161 million addresses that the postal service distributes, according to a person familiar with the plans who insisted on anonymity to describe them Had given. It encourages voters to request absentee voting at least 15 days before the election.
But nine states and the District of Columbia are sending absentee ballots to every registered voter, making it unnecessary for voters to make one request. In nine other states, election officials are sending absentee voting requests to every registered voter.
In Maryland, top election official Linda Lamon told the state’s election board that she and other state leaders discussed a call with Mailer on Friday and are trying to prevent the Postal Service from sending more.