Rep. McClellan leads call for USPS to address election mail delivery issues

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WAVY) — Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan is leading the charge in calling on the United States Post Office (USPS) to guarantee efficient and secure delivery of election mail.

This comes after reports of local election officials advising voters not to mail in their ballots.

“It is paramount that voters have confidence in USPS to safeguard one of the country’s most fundamental democratic principles. Therefore, we have consistently urged USPS to be more forthcoming and transparent about the steps it is taking to guarantee the timely delivery of mail and packages,” wrote the lawmakers. “Just as we have in the past, we again implore USPS to provide clear guidance and updates to voters regarding the agency’s plan to handle election mail, thereby assuring voters that they can rely on USPS to deliver their ballots securely and punctually.”

In March, the USPS Office of the Inspector (OIG) General released an audit report that outlined major issues at the Richmond Regional Processing and Distribution Center (RPDC).

Earlier this month, Rep. McClellan and members of the Virginia delegation issued a statement on the USPS OIG’s report.

“It couldn’t be clearer that USPS has not been providing reliable service to Virginians, and we’ve been pressing for answers. This report pinpoints a number of issues, including a lack of coordination between USPS and staff at the Richmond Regional Processing and Distribution Center (RPDC).”

During the last general election, over two million Virginians voted with absentee ballots.

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