Today, Rep. Mike Turner (OH-10) wrote to the Postmaster General requesting the United States Postal Service (USPS) coordinate with the State of Ohio to prepare for an increase of absentee and mail-in ballots resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Voting is a cornerstone of democracy. It is important that the Postmaster General and USPS respond to the challenges caused by the pandemic in order to protect our right to vote,” said Turner. “That is why I am urging the USPS to prepare for the increased amount of mail in ballots that will likely be sent this election season.”

Rep. Turner issued the following recommendations to the USPS in his letter to the Postmaster General:

  • That the USPS work with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to ensure that the USPS conducts nightly all-clear inspections of mail facilities to ensure all election-related materials are sent out.
  • That local USPS representatives coordinate with local boards of elections to establish intake and drop-off points for election-related materials.
  • That more mail processing takes place within Ohio leading up to and on election day, November 3rd, 2020.