Election season arrives like clockwork. Every four years, a general election. Every two years, a midterm election. The U.S. Postal Service plays a regular role in elections, with the delivery of both election mail and political mail. Election mail is a mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process, while political mail is mail used for political campaign purposes.
For many rural residents, mail is a lifeline, providing connections with government, commerce, and each other. The local post office offers a community a sense of identity as well as a retail hub that serves a central role, even as rural populations continue to decline. It’s not just an American...Read More