Would the US postal service be open on election day were election day made a legal public holiday?

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Jan 17, 2022 07:00 PM 0 Answers
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The For the People Act is a voting rights bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate. Two of its provisions include

  • expanding voting by mail, and
  • making election day a national holiday.

These two provisions seem to conflict with each other. The U.S. Postal Service is usually closed on national holidays, which in turn would interfere with the sending, processing, and delivery of mailed ballots. If the act becomes law, will the postal service still be open (and to what extent) on election day?

Update: It appears that the "For the People Act" has been superceded by the "Freedom to Vote Act." I actually started writing the question with "Freedom to Vote Act", but Wikipedia redirects that to the "For the People Act." Thinking I made a typo, I revised the question to "For the People Act." Turns out that (surprise!) Wikipedia is wrong.

As the two bills seem to cover the same provisions relevant to this question, I would accept an answer based on either bill.

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