Election Mail

Before they go to the ballot box, they’ll go to the mailbox.

States and localities are increasingly using mail in the election process. That’s why at USPS®, we’re committed to providing you with the training and tools necessary to implement successful and cost-effective mail strategies for any political mailing. The following overview highlights the many benefits of working with USPS on your Vote-by-Mail program.

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Election Mail vs. Political Mail

By definition, Election Mail is any item mailed to or from authorized elections officials that enables citizens to vote, including…

  • Mail-in ballots
  • Ballot materials
  • Voter registration cards
  • Absentee applications
  • Polling place notifications

Political Mail is material promoting political candidates, referenda, or campaigns from a registered…

  • Political Candidate
  • Federal, state, or local campaign committee
  • Committee of a political party – for example, the Democratic National Committee or Republican Congressional Campaign Committee