Daines Urges USPS to Address Service Issues, Ensure Montanans Receive Ballots in Time for Election 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pressing for answers on what the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to do to ensure Bozeman residents receive their absentee ballots amid ongoing service issues.

“I am writing to express my serious concern with the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) ability to ensure timely delivery of election mail in Gallatin County, Montana, as Election Day rapidly approaches. The USPS is a vital partner in connecting Montanans and helping them fulfill their civic duty by casting their vote. My office has fielded numerous complaints from outraged constituents who have not yet received their absentee ballot and have been facing inconsistent mail service for the last several months,” Daines wrote.

“The right to vote is a cornerstone of American democracy and every eligible Montanan and American should have access to the polls. I urge you to do everything in your power to ensure that service in Gallatin County and the Bozeman area is reliable and secure for the upcoming election. I reiterate my steadfast support of the USPS and its vital mission across Montana and hope to be a resource in any possible way to ensure your success,” Daines continued.

Read Daines’ full letter HERE.

Senator Daines spoke to Postmaster General DeJoy about the issue at length on Saturday.

Last week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy stressing the “pressing need to resolve ongoing personnel shortages in the Bozeman area.”  

That follows a letter Daines sent in July to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seeking answers on the reported severe delays and interruptions of postal service to Montanans in the Bozeman area.

 Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen