National Postal Workers’ Day: Recognizing Those Who Make it Possible to Vote by Mail

MADISON, Wis. — Today is National Postal Workers’ Day. A day to show gratitude for the postal workers who show up rain or shine, at all hours of the day, to connect us all together and ensure our freedom to vote by mail.

For years, postal workers across the nation have been delivering for America. In Wisconsin, our postal workers have delivered through snow, freezing temperatures, and icy roads. They’ve delivered through a global pandemic, and through countless attacks on our freedom to vote by mail.

This year, National Postal Workers’ Day happens to fall about one month before a crucial primary election in Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 9.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote in the August 9 primary election? Now is a great time to check your voter status and confirm your local instructions for voting by mail at: www.myvote.wi.gov. The deadline to register to vote by mail ahead of next month’s primary is Wednesday, July 20.

“As your local postal worker makes their way through the neighborhood today, let it be a reminder that you can safely and conveniently vote by mail next month,” said Walloch. “Also, take some time to show your thanks. It’s the least we can do for the people who – day in and day out – are laying the groundwork to protect our freedom to safely cast our ballots,” said Chris Walloch, executive director of A Better Wisconsin Together.

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A Better Wisconsin Together is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives.