Postal Service to expedite all November election mail and to approve additional overtime for postal workers. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan, N.Y., said the postal service must treat to the extent possible all election mail as first-class mail or priority mail express and "shall pre-approve all overtime that has been or will be requested" between Oct. 26 and Nov. 6.
Marrero's opinion said that in prior elections, including 2018, the postal service typically treated election mail as first-class mail, even if it was sent at marketing mail rates.
"Multiple managerial failures have undermined the postal employees' ability to fulfil their vital mission," he wrote.
Postal Service over July changes to the service.
An individual deposits letters into a USPS collection mailbox in Philadelphia on Aug. 14.
Postal Service spokesperson Dave Partenheimer said last week while the agency was exploring its legal options, it was "ready and committed to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives.".
"Our No. 1 is to deliver election mail on time," Partenheimer said. »