Government services


From distributing tax forms to taking passport photos and delivering ballots overseas, the U.S. Mail® moves government services. USPS® is the only delivery service that reaches every mailbox in the nation, including PO Box addresses and APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Election Mail

Official election mail logo in blue

Election Mail is any item mailed to or from authorized elections officials that enables citizens to vote. Information for voters, election officials and APO/FPO/DPO balloting procedures are included.

Election Mail & resources

Passport services

You can apply for your passport at many Post Office locations around the country and USPS will forward your application to the State Department. Some locations can even take your passport photo.

Apply for a passport

Post Offices as government storefronts

Post Offices serve as a convenient storefront to obtain a passport from the State Department and biometric fingerprinting services for FBI Identity History Summary Checks. Pilots in partnership with other government agencies are making activities such as in-person proofing, biometric capture, physical credential issuance and other in-person services more accessible to the general public or specific groups that need them.

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Political Mail

Political Mail is an easy and cost-effective way to create material promoting political candidates, referenda or campaigns. Political Mail is sent via First-Class Mail® or USPS Marketing Mail®.

Creating Political Mail

Federal government solutions

Federal agencies can use USPS for safe and secure deliveries worldwide. USPS has straight-forward pricing and billing and no surcharges, including competitive pricing and GSA contract pricing.

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Official mail

Official federal government mail includes Penalty Mail, Franked Mail and Prepaid Mail. Federal agencies may use Penalty Mail via meters, permits, Business Reply Mail®, PC Postage® and Priority Mail Express®. Franked Mail is generally restricted to current and former presidents and vice presidents of the United States and members of Congress.

Official Mail guidelines

Postal vehicles as data collection platforms

Postal vehicles traveling in every community almost every day can serve as collection platforms for local, state and federal agencies looking for better data on road conditions, hazard detection, road assets, air quality, the radio spectrum, high definition mapping, street imagery, and artificial intelligence model training.

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