USPS warns Texas that some mail-in ballots may be delayed in November

 

By CASSANDRA POLLOCK

The Texas Tribune

 

The U.S. Postal Service has warned Texas officials that some ballots cast by mail may not arrive in time to be counted for the November election due to certain state deadlines for mail-in ballots being incompatible with its delivery standards.

“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,” Thomas Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president of the USPS, wrote to Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs in a letter dated July 30. “As a result, to the extent that the mail is used to transmit ballots to and from voters, there is a significant risk that, at least in certain circumstances, ballots may be requested in a manner that is consistent with your election rules and returned


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