Securing Election Mail

1,856

security sweeps

During the 2020 elections — with increased use of the U.S. Mail during the coronavirus pandemic — Postal Inspection Service personnel were in postal facilities throughout the country, ensuring that Election Mail was physically secure.

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From late October 2020 to mid-November (the first months of fiscal year 2021), the Inspection Service conducted 1,856 security sweeps at facilities in all 50 states, including all 220 facilities that processed ballots, logging more than 11,567 hours dedicated to protecting the integrity of Election Mail.