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12:00 AM, August 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 16, 2020

US Postal Service warns of delays for mail-in votes

The US Postal Service has sent letters to most states warning that millions of ballots cast by mail for November's presidential election may not arrive in time to be counted, US media reports said.

The letters, dated July 29 and delivered to election officials in 46 states and in Washington DC, said that even if voters meet their state deadlines, the Postal Service could not guarantee delivery in time, the Washington Post said on Friday.

They warn that "certain deadlines for requesting and casting mail-in ballots are incongruous with the Postal Service's delivery standards," according to several letters posted on the USPS website following an information request by the newspaper.

"This mismatch creates a risk that ballots requested near the deadline under state law will not be returned by mail in time to be counted under your laws as we understand them."

 

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