Election Mail vs. Political Campaign Mail

n Election Mail is any item mailed to or from authorized election officials that enables citizens to participate in the voting process, such as:

Absentee ballots,

Vote-By-Mail ballots,

Other balloting related materials,

Voter registration cards,

Absentee applications,

Polling place notifications, and

Voter reply mail.

n Political Mail is any material mailed at First-Class Mail or Standard Mail rates for political campaign purposes by a registered political candidate, a campaign committee (federal, state, or local), a committee of a political party (Democratic National Committee, Republican Congressional Campaign Committee), or Political Action Committees (PAC), Super-PACs, and other organizations engaging in issue-advocacy or voter mobilization.