October 25, 2020

The USPS is accused of ‘confusing’ voters by mailing all Americans ‘postcards with misinformation’ about voting

The United States Postal Service was accused Friday of misleading American voters in mailing the same postcard about absentee voting to all Americans despite variances among how states are choosing to conduct their November election.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, said Friday that the USPS postcard was inaccurate and could be “confusing” to voters.

“I just found out the @USPS is sending this postcard to every household and PO Box in the nation. For states like Colorado where we send ballots to all voters, the information is not just confusing, it’s WRONG,” Griswold said in a tweet late Friday.

The nationwide USPS mailer encourages voters to plan ahead if they decide to cast their ballot by mail. While the postcard says “rules and dates vary by state” and encourages voters to find individual state policies online, it tells voters to “request their mail-in-ballot” at least 15 days prior to Election Day, echoing its previous guidance from July.

 

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