In the months leading up to the 2020 general election, many Americans expressed growing fears about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and its ability to deliver mail-in ballots in a timely manner. Despite an increased use of vote-by-mail during the coronavirus pandemic and public concerns about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s decision-making, more than 97% of ballots were delivered without delay throughout the final weeks of the election, and the agency administered the largest vote-by-mail election in American history. There were, however, significant regional variations in on-time delivery.
Author: Axel Hufford