Political Mail

Get Your Message to Voters

Political Mail is an easy way to promote candidates and get messages to voters. Flyers, brochures, letters, and postcards are cost-effective, memorable ways to explain a platform, referendum, question, or campaign.

Political Mail vs. Official Election Mail

Political Mail

Political Mail may be sent from a political candidate, federal, state or local campaign committee, or political party.

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Official Election Mail

Official Election Mail is any item mailed to and from authorized election officials that enables citizens to vote. Examples of Official Election Mail include ballot materials, voter registration cards, absentee ballot applications, and polling place notifications.

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Why Political Mail Works

Political Direct Mail is one of the most powerful ways to share accurate campaign messages with voters.


Save money by mailing to specific areas or addresses and by using inexpensive formats such as postcards.


Send mail to voters based on age, household income, and geographic location with Every Door Direct Mail®.


Craft messages and graphics to tell an impactful story about your candidate or campaign.

Ways to Send Political Mail

USPS® offers several ways to send political direct mail to your target audience. See which option would be best to deliver your message.

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® service for things like personalized letters, fundraising invitations, or any communications with a personal touch. Pay one price for up to 3.5 ounces on presort or automated Commercial First-Class Mail letters and cards.

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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 (46 KB)

Preparing Political Mail

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Designing Political Mail

Design your own or schedule a meeting with a USPS Mailpiece Design Analyst (MDA) near you for advice and assistance on how to design your mailpiece and business reply return envelopes to USPS standards.

Political Mail Brochure RTF (61 KB)
Sample Political Mail Postcard PDF (1 MB)

To schedule a meeting with an MDA, contact the Mailing & Shipping Solutions Center (MSSC) between 7 AM – 7 PM CT by calling 1-877-672-0007 or emailing MSSCAdmin@usps.gov. The MSSC will connect you with a Postal Service MDA for assistance with your mailpiece design.

Addressing Political Mail

Before you send your political mailing, make sure your address lists are complete and correct. The right addresses aren’t just important for timely delivery; accurate addresses can help you manage mailing costs.

On our portal for large mailers, you can learn about a number of products and services, including software, to keep address lists up to date.

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Reporting & Dropping Off Political Mail

Create Mailing Notice

  1. Complete our online reporting form at least 2 days before you plan to drop off your political mailing so the receiving Post Office facility is notified in advance.
  2. Drop off your political mailing at a Business Mail Entry Unit.

Report a Problem

To report any issues with your mailing after it is processed, use our online reporting form.

USPS Political Mail Support

2024 Political Mail Ambassadors PDF (176 KB)

Helpful Resources for Political Mail