Postal Service creates new unit to speed mail-in ballot delivery, resolve problems

Biden administration also seeking $5 billion to support mail-in voting operations over the next decade, including free postage.

Updated: July 31, 2022 - 11:17pm

As the debate over the propriety and reliability of absentee ballot rages on, the U.S. Postal Service has created a new service to track down problems with mail-in ballots.

The Election and Government Mail Services team will deploy local units in real time to address concerns and resolve problems, officials said last week. 

“We are fully committed to the secure and timely delivery of the nation’s election mail,” said Adrienne Marshall, executive director of the new program.

The Biden administration is also seeking $5 billion to support mail-in voting operations over the next decade, including free postage for official ballot materials and improved delivery in underserved neighborhoods. 

The Postal Service reports it delivered 97.9% of ballots from voters to election officials within three days, and 99.89%  of ballots within seven days in the last election.