The U.S. Postal Service is teaming up with the top officials of the four major postal unions to come up with a plan to handle election mail, Axios reports.
The Postal Service announced the creation of the joint task force in a video on its website.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy states that the task force will "enhance our work with election officials and jurisdictions throughout the country" while also working to address issues related to voter education and best practices for mail-in voting.
He added the task force will also work to "maintain the trust of the American public.”
The task force was formed amid concerns that the mail service will not be able to handle the influx of mail-in ballots that voters will cast for the General Election because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Postal Service official told Axios the partnership is a “statement of unity and commitment" to delivering election mail on time.
"The point is that the organization really is united by the civic duty and vital role of delivering election mail, which is true every year,” the official said.
The goal of the task force will be to ensure every vote cast by mail-in ballot is counted, according to Axios.
Members of the task force include: Fred Rolando of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Ronnie Stutts of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Mark Dimondstein of the American Postal Workers Union, and Paul Hogrogian of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union.
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