Ballot’s in the mail: Postal Service can handle November vote-by-mail avalanche, new report shows
If new cost-cutting Postal Service policies put in place by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continue to slow mail delivery, the report’s conclusions may become moot. But author Nick Zaiac, an associate fellow at the center-right R Street Institute, contends that even if COVID-19 is still a crisis during the early-voting season, the post office is capable of answering the challenge.
“They have plenty of physical capacity. They have lots of experience with moving mail through all kinds of disasters and with all kinds of staffing shortages,” he said. “These ballots can pretty much just be normal mail and, assuming it gets into the system in time, and people put it in the mail in time to get to be returned, its infrastructure should be adequate to handle this election in a timely and generally successful fashion.