Iowa election head acknowledges postal service for election mail dealing with in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – The employees for the US Postal Service got an award the Iowa Secretary of State on Tuesday for dealing with tens of millions of items of election mail through the novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Sec. Paul Pate gave the Nationwide Affiliation of Secretaries of State Medallion Award to the USPS’ Hawkeye District, which covers most of Iowa. Pate cited the postal staff for its position in delivering almost 5 million items of election mail.

“The Hawkeye District is persistently rated the most effective in nation they usually confirmed us why they deserve that distinction in 2020,” Pate mentioned, in a press release. “The Postal Service stepped up and helped guarantee we had a clear, clean election in Iowa. They deserve our gratitude and I’m thrilled to honor them with a NASS Medallion Award.”

The secretary’s workplace mentioned that along with the mass mailing of absentee poll request kinds forward of the June primaries and November basic election, voter guides and mailings to unregistered voters have been additionally despatched out over the course of the yr.

“The Postal Service has an impressive partnership with the Iowa Secretary of State and the native election officers all through Iowa. I’m extraordinarily happy with the 8,000 postal workers all through the state who remained vigilant of their mission to ‘bind the nation collectively’ and ship absentee ballots and election mail to our clients,” Jim Herrmann, USPS Hawkeye District supervisor, mentioned, in a press release.

The ceremony was held in Des Moines.

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