USPS launches website to help Americans vote by mail

USPS launches website to help mail-in voters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service launched a new website Friday to provide more information on voting by mail in the upcoming presidential election.

The website, usps.com/votinginfo has direct links to federal election resources as well as links to state-specific resources. The site also provide resources to state and local election officials as well as guiding election officials in how to contact Postal Service personnel to discuss how they can design their mailings.

The official 2020 Official Election Mail Kit and the State and Local Election Officials User’s Guide, both of which were distributed to 11,500 election officials earlier this year is featured on the site.

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More voters during this year’s primary elections opted to vote by mail, and several states relaxed restrictions for absentee voting through the mail. Trump himself voted by mail in the Florida primary this year.

Five states have relied on mail-in ballots since even before the coronavirus pandemic raised concerns about voting in person, but there is no evidence to support Trump’s assertion that voting by mail leads to widespread fraud.

Trump has gone so far as to suggest by tweet that the November election should be delayed “until people can properly, securely and safely vote.”

States that use mail-in votes exclusively say they have necessary safeguards in place to ensure that a hostile foreign actor doesn’t disrupt the vote. Election security experts say voter fraud is rare in all forms of balloting, including by mail.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

The USPS launched a new Election Mail website Friday
The USPS launched a new Election Mail website Friday (Scott Olson/Getty Images)