The US Postal Service introduced Friday it has launched a new website to help Americans navigate mail-in voting.
The new web page affords common “FAQ” info, steering for locating states election web sites and different useful hyperlinks.
“The Postal Service acknowledges that many states are selecting to broaden mail-in voting choices within the upcoming elections and that there’ll doubtless be a major improve in demand amongst postal clients to take part in these elections by utilizing the mail,” the company wrote in a information launch.
The positioning comes within the midst of a service disaster and as President Trump, alongside along with his postmaster common, Louis DeJoy, face growing outrage over USPS administration.
Trump has railed repeatedly in opposition to mail-in voting, claiming it might create probably the most “fraudulent” presidential election in US historical past.
He has mentioned he’s withholding extra funding Democrats have requested for the postal service to make widespread mail-in voting in the course of the pandemic unfeasible.
DeJoy, who took workplace in Might, testified in entrance of a Senate committee Friday, and denied widespread criticism that he has eliminated mailboxes, reduce time beyond regulation and withdrawn mail-sorting machines in an try hinder mass mail-in ballots.
DeJoy acknowledged studies that mail supply instances have declined, however blamed the service slowdown on the coronavirus.
He mentioned the USPS would prioritize ballots over first-class mail to ensure they attain election officers on time.
“Our workers are experiencing the COVID pandemic additionally,” DeJoy testified, “and we now have a major subject in worker availability in lots of, many elements of the nation which are main to delays in supply of mail.”