Postal Closures Concern Election Officials, Voters


Salon Staff
March 2, 2012 2:18AM (UTC)

Secretaries of state say closing mail-processing centers and post offices could disrupt absentee voting this year.

The U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with cost-cutting plans to close hundreds processing centers and thousands of post offices.

Voters worry that the closures could delay the delivery of ballots or make it difficult to find a place to mail the documents. Elections chiefs say the closures could also pose security concerns by sending some ballots out of state for processing.

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The Postal Service has said it will put the closures on a temporary hiatus at the end of August to minimize disruptions ahead of the general election.


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