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Political Mail

What is it?

Political Mail is an easy and cost-effective way to create material promoting political candidates, referenda, or campaigns. Political Mail may be sent from a political candidate, federal, state or local campaign committee, or political party. The Postal Service® is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to implement a successful political direct mail campaign.

Election Mail

Election Mail is any item mailed to or from authorized election officials so people can vote.

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Why use it?

Political Direct Mail is one of the most powerful tools to get your message to voters. Your mailings will be:

  • Cost–effective by mailing to specific areas or addresses, and the format can be as inexpensive as a postcard.
  • Targetable by things such as household income, gender, and geographic location with Every Door Direct Mail®.
  • Personalized with messages and graphics to tell the story of your candidate or message.

Deliver the Win - Learn Morefile from PDF of Overview of Political Mailings

Ways to Send Political Mail

Every Door Direct Mail

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM®) is a service from the Postal Service™ that allows you to mail to entire routes, as opposed to individual addresses. EDDM also allows campaigns to:

  • Target entire cities, ZIP Codes™, neighborhoods, or individual mail routes.
  • Avoid buying expensive address lists or sending mailings to people outside of your constituency.
  • Save money with low per-piece postage costs for a USPS Marketing Mail™ Flat, that still provides plenty of space for your message details.

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First-Class Mail®

Use First-Class Mail for things like personalized letters, fundraising invitations, or any communications with a personal touch. And when you pay for 1 oz, you may be able to get the second ounce free on automated or presort First-Class Mail.

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USPS Marketing Mail

USPS Marketing Mail is ideal for sending political postcards, printed flyers, advertisements, or newsletters. Certain restrictions apply, so review the guidelines to make sure your mailpiece is eligible.

Process for Determining USPS Marketing Mail Eligibility (RTF | 3 MB)

Dropping Off Political Mail Expand Collapse FAQ question

Your political mailing will need to be dropped off at a Business Mail Entry Unit when it’s ready.

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