Registered voters in Washington do not need to request a mail-in ballot for the November 3 general election. Additionally, Californians don't have to worry about getting a stamp. Meanwhile, ballot-return envelopes have pre-paid postage in Washington, but the mailers also tell voters to add stamps to their return envelopes if needed.
"Pursuant to Assembly Bill 4 recently passed by the Nevada Legislature and signed by Governor Sisolak, all active registered voters in Nevada will automatically receive a mail-in ballot for the 2020 general election", Cegavske said.
In response to the suit, the Postal Service said the mailer is a national one that has already been sent to a majority of U.S. residents and is not meant to be a guide to local election laws governing mail-in voting. "The non-partisan campaign neither encourages nor discourages mail-in voting; rather, it is created to reach and inform all voters about the importance of planning ahead if they plan to vote by mail". He was born and raised in Sacramento and previously wrote for the university's student newspaper, the State Hornet.
Generally, there are two types of mail-ins: absentee, in which a single voter requests an application, and mass-mailed, in which everyone on a voter roster automatically receives an application or ballot. In a Friday tweet, Griswold also said that secretaries of state had asked DeJoy for a preview of the mailing but he refused.
"This attempt at voter suppression violates the United States Constitution and federal statutes and must be stopped immediately", Griswold and state Attorney General Phil Weiser alleged in the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.
Cegavske encouraged voters to seek trusted sources for voting information ahead of the general election, such as the secretary of state's office or local county election offices after explaining her office was not involved with the USPS mailers.
Augino and Dalton said they had reached out to local USPS contacts, who had been unaware of the postcards and said it was too late to stop them from being sent to addresses throughout Washington. As Griswold explains in a statement: "On Thursday [September 10], my office received notice that the United States Postal Service would be sending out a national pre-election mailer to every household in America that contains incorrect election information for Colorado".