A federal judge recently ruled that the USPS® must treat all Election mail, regardless of class, as First-Class® Mail. This decision has upset many marketing mailers, as this means that regardless of the price paid to mail the piece, it will be treated the same. Several mailers state that if someone specifically wants this service for Election Mail, they should need to pay the higher pricing for it.
According to the US District Judge Victor Marrero, from New York’s Southern District, “The right to vote is too vital a value in our democracy to be left in a state of suspense in the minds of voters weeks before a presidential election, raising doubts to whether their votes will ultimately be counted. While the court has no doubts that the Postal Service’s workforce comprises hardworking dedicated public servants, multiple managerial failures have undermined the postal employees; ability to fulfill their vital mission.”
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