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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 06:46 PM

Postal Service Watchdog Outlines 'Concerns' Surrounding Election Readiness

Source: NPR

The U.S. Postal Service's inspector general has outlined a number of ongoing concerns about the agency's ability to manage the influx of mailed ballots for the 2020 election separate from the recent controversial actions by the postmaster general.

The internal watchdog said in a report that it found several potential problems in the way mail was being processed, including ballots mailed without bar code mail-tracking technology and out-of-date voter addresses.

"While the Postal Service has made progress in preparing for the 2020 general election, there are concerns surrounding integrating stakeholder processes with Postal Service processes to help ensure the timely delivery of election and political mail," the report said.

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The postal inspector general's audit took place during the May and June special and primary elections and did not include a review of controversial cost-cutting measures later implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump ally and Republican megadonor.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/01/908395806/postal-service-watchdog-outlines-concerns-surrounding-election-readiness

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 06:52 PM

1. My local blue letter box

seems to be getting emptied not very often. As far as I can tell, today around 4pm was the first time this week. I say that because it was full when I deposited mail there yesterday around noon, and it just got scanned this evening. Time was it was collected every day, sometimes twice a day - 9:30am and 4:00pm.

So if you mail a ballot, mail early, don't rely on blue drop boxes in the last week or so before election day.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 06:54 PM

2. Can someone please explain "stakeholder processes."

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:08 PM

3. I had no clue...but this definition works for me...

A stakeholder is a party that has an interest in a company and can either affect or be affected by the business. The primary stakeholders in a typical corporation are its investors, employees, customers and suppliers.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:15 PM

4. POSTAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FIRED/REPLACED IN 3....2......1.......

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:35 PM

5. when did Sen. Collins start writing these reports?

"there are concerns surrounding integrating stakeholder processes with Postal Service processes"
indeed, Susan, indeed

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