Federal and state messages conflict on voting
Secretary of State: Ballots mail out automatically | USPS: 'Plan ahead'
Last updated 9/16/2020 at 12:02pm
The postcard from U.S. Postal Service advising voters to "plan ahead" has spurred a clarifying campaign from the Washington Secretary of State.
The Postal Service is encouraging voters that, "If you plan to vote by mail, plan ahead" for the Nov. 3 general election. The postcard mailer tells voters to request a mail-in or absentee ballot at least 15 days before election day.
The post office has similar messaging that advises people to contact the post office 15 days in advance of the election: "Service alerts: The United States Postal service is committed to providing you with a secure ef...