• Project Title:
  • Service Performance of Election and Political Mail During the 2018 Midterm and Special Elections
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • October 2019

On November 6, 2018, elections were conducted for all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Thirty-six state and local elections were also held. Thirty-six million voters cast their ballots in advance via mail. A record-breaking total of more than $5 billion was spent making it the most expensive non-presidential contest in American history.

The Postal Service has service standards, or timeliness goals, for delivering mail after receiving it from a customer. The service standards are determined by the class of mail and where it originates from (comes from) and where it is destined (goes to). The Postal Service measures its mail service performance against these standards.

For this audit, we will evaluate the Postal Service’s performance in processing election and political Mail for the 2018 midterm and special elections.

  • How did the Postal Service perform in processing election and political mail during the 2018 midterm and special elections?
  • How can the Postal Service improve the processing and handling of election and political mail for the upcoming 2020 general election?

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  • anon


    May 14, 2019
  • anon

    I have been trying to find out what happened to the package that my wife's sister sent to her. It was mailed out on the 11th day of October 2018 from Phnom Penh Cambodia. It arrived at the given address but was not left there. Instead it was sent that very same day to Atlanta Georgia without so much as leaving a notice that says that they tried to deliver a package. That idiot carrier did every little thing WRONG and not a single solitary thing right. Now not even the place in Atlanta Georgia where it was sent can find what they did with it. It contained among other things, several 24 Karat gold necklace chains, dried shrimp, clothes and candy. The last three are listed on the customs slip. We have been told that the problem is our computer. That is a bald face lie because that does not explain all the errors made by USPS. We are sick and tired of all the lies and passing the buck blaming everyone. USPS is directly and only USPS is responsible for their piss-poor far below substandard quality of service that as an organization has provided. And that runs from the carrier all the way up to the Inspector General and the Post Master General. Right now the consensus is to fire every last one of you and erase all retirement benefits that each of you all have accrued to date.

    May 09, 2019
  • anon

    Carmel P.O. in N.Y. performed excellent during this time period.

    May 09, 2019

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