October 6, 2020

USPS is Ready to Deliver the Vote

Opportunity to see mail delivery operations, speak to postal and state election leadership

What:

Oregon is a pioneer in vote-by-mail and has a proven election process that uses the Postal Service to both send and receive ballots.

This opportunity will show your viewers and readers these facts:

  • The Postal Service is working hard to deliver Election Mail across the nation.
  • Our number one priority between now and the November election is the secure and timely delivery of Election Mail. 
  • We are working with our local election officials to make sure every ballot reaches its intended destination.
  • Every voter should be aware of deadlines, especially if they choose to return their ballot by mail

The visual will include a letter carrier loading their vehicle and prepping their mail for delivery. This is the same process they will use next week when ballots begin to appear in Oregon mailboxes.

B-Roll of Ballots in Mail Processing and other handling can be found at https://media.usps.com/videos/broll-ballot-mail-processing-usps-baltimore-pdc/

When:

10 a.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020

Where:

Salem Post Office, 400 Glen Creek Rd NW, Salem OR 97304

Who:

Oregon Elections Director Steve Trout,
Linn County Clerk Steve Druckenmiller
Oregon USPS District Manager Bill Schwartz
USPS Communications Manager David Rupert

RSVP:

To obtain security credentials, please RSVP by 4 PM, Wed October 7, 2020, to USPS Communications Specialist Ernie Swanson at ernst.a.swanson@usps.com or (253) 214-1830.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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