NASS Statement on Virtual Elections Committee Meeting with Postmaster

For Immediate Release – Sept. 17, 2020 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a follow-up to the August 27 call, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy joined this after­noon’s weekly National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Elections Committee virtual meeting. The members of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) were also invited to participate in the meeting, to ensure all chief state election officials were included.

During the one hour meeting, states discussed numerous items with Postmas­ter DeJoy including: USPS operational readiness and staffing levels, election mail postmarking and delivery priority, natural disaster impacts, as well as em­phasizing the importance of gathering state feedback on future USPS elec­tions information due to varying election laws and procedures throughout the nation.

“Chief Election Officials across the country are diligently working to ensure a smooth general election by educating voters on their respective voting by mail procedures and deadlines. Being able to meet as a group with Postmaster DeJoy allows us to impress upon him the finer details and importance of this,” said Maggie Toulouse Oliver, NASS President and New Mexico Secretary of State. “Elections are a team effort, and as we approach November I hope for continued productive conversations with USPS around elections.”  

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