Colorado, Nevada elections chief accuse USPS of sending out voter disinformation

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WSB Radio
Article date: 
14 September 2020
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National News
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The top elections officials in Colorado and Nevada, two states which mail ballots to all active registered voters, said the US Postal Service on Saturday is intentionally sending election information on a USPS postcard to Americans which runs counter to the election laws of vote-by-mail states, by telling people they have to request their ballots for the November elections.
“For states like Colorado where we send ballots to all voters, the information is not just confusing, it’s WRONG,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold wrote on Twitter.
"These recommendations are not accurate for Nevada voters,” said Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske on Saturday. “Voters who wish to vote by mail do not need to request a mail-in or absentee ballot this year.”...
Colorado, Utah, Washington State, Oregon, Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Nevada, Vermont, and the District of Columbia will all send ballots directly to active registered voters in 2020 - without a request....
Griswold says that’s what makes the Postal Service postcard troubling, is that it will tell voters in those mail ballot states that they should ‘request your mail-in ballot’ - when no such action is needed by voters in those nine states and Washington, D.C....
These states automatically send all registered voters mail-in ballots:  
Colorado: Colorado has been sending all registered voters mail-in ballots since 2013.  
Hawaii: Hawaii will move to an all-mail election system this year for the first time, starting with its Aug. 8 primary, followed by the Nov. 3 general election. 
Oregon: Oregon has been processing mail-in ballots longer than any other state, and in 2000 became the first state to conduct a presidential election completely by mail.   
Utah: Of the states that primarily vote through the mail, Utah is the only one that leans Republican. Sen. Mitt Romney (R) has used his state as an example to push back on claims from the president that voting by mail disadvantages Republicans.
Utah typically allows people to vote in-person if they choose, but the June 30 primary will be counted entirely by mail-in and drop-off voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Plans for the Nov. 3 general election have not yet been finalized. 
Washington: Every registered voter in Washington receives a mail-in ballot prior to an election. ...