- 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?