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Election education

Employees attend workshops, other training

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Leah Hill, a Capital Metro Area operations support specialist and election and political mail coordinator, leads a workshop.

Postal Service employees across the nation are taking extra measures to ensure they’re prepared for this year’s elections.

Employees in Capital Metro Area’s eight districts are participating in workshops and other activities to learn about the acceptance, processing and delivery requirements for Election Mail and Political Mail.

“The Postal Service has an essential role in ensuring that every vote counts,” said Leah Hill, an area operations support specialist and Election Mail and Political Mail coordinator. “As always, our organizational goal is to provide exceptional and expeditious customer service when delivering during this election cycle.”

Hill and her team of Election Mail and Political Mail coordinators recently led a series of two-hour workshops for employees that addressed the differences between Election Mail and Political Mail tags, how to process domestic and international ballots, and how the Hatch Act law applies to federal employees.

In addition to workshops, employees can find information on the Election Mail and Political Mail Blue page, including a list of Election Mail and Political Mail coordinators for all areas and districts.

USPS expects to handle more ballots this year than it did during the 2014 midterm election cycle, when more than 20 million ballots were processed.

Hill said employees understand the importance of timely processing and delivering of ballots and other critical mailpieces.

“Employees at all levels are responsive and engaged,” she said.

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