The Postal Service Successfully Delivered for Democracy During the 2022 Mid-Term Elections
The U.S. Postal Service issued a Post-Elections Analysis Report on the delivery of 2022 mid-term Election Mail on Jan. 9, 2023.
The analysis reported that the Postal Service delivered more than 15.4 million ballots through the mail between the Sept. 6 and Dec. 6 mid-term election period, including the U.S. Senate run-off election in Georgia. It took less than two days on average to deliver ballots from voters to election officials.
The report also shows that 98.96 percent of ballots sent by voters to election officials were delivered in just three days, and that 99.82 percent of ballots sent from voters to election officials were delivered within five days. The full report is available here.
The role of the Postal Service in the vote-by-mail process is to transport, process, and deliver ballots to and from election officials and voters. In July 2022, the Postal Service announced the creation of the Election and Government Mail Services Team, a permanent task force that will focus on the timely and secure delivery of Election Mail year-round as the use of vote-by-mail services continues to grow nationally.
“Vote-by-mail is fast, reliable, trusted, and safe,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The results of the 2022 Elections Report on vote-by-mail just goes to show that postal workers are exceptional custodians of the people’s right to vote.”