Rockford, IL -- With more than 25 million ballots expected to be mailed this fall, the Postal Service is encouraging voters to mail early this election season.
To ensure the timely delivery of mailed ballots, voters in the contiguous United States are asked to mail completed absentee ballots at least three days before the November 6 date of the federal general election -- or November 3rd. Voters should also consider the time of day when dropping their vote in a collection box to be sure it's not past the pick-up time for the particular collection box.
"Mail is an increasingly important part of U.S. elections," said acting Rockford Postmaster Steve Webb. "We are confident in our ability to provide timely delivery of election mail."
Here are some tips for voters using mail ballots:
-Visit state websites to ascertain election office locations and Vote by Mail rules.
-Check with the local election office for rules governing mail ballots.
-Place completed ballots inside their window envelopes correctly.
-Ensure proper postage and stamp placement on upper right-hand corner of envelope.