Election Season Means Brisk Business For Bay Area Post Offices

MARTINEZ (KCBS) – Politicians and voters weren’t the only ones who stood to relax in the Bay Area after election day. Local postal carriers expected to see their loads lighten significantly come Nov. 3.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

Bay Area mailboxes were stuffed in recent weeks with political mailers.

“We’ve gotten more circulars. Everything has been much heavier this particular election season. You can tell that there’s a lot of important issues,” offered Martinez Postmaster Jeanette Davis.

That meant added work for her employees.

“All of the major candidates, all of the major propositions, they’re coming through two, three times per week.”

She was quick to point out that the heavy volume was warmly welcomed at her post office.

“With the mail volume decreasing, this has been a good time for the business. Any employee who is looking around and seeing this mail volume, they’re excited,” she explained. “This is good. When the economy is bad, you know, we have an election process like we’ve had this season, that’s good for the postal service.”

As election day neared, the volume of political mail started to decrease. However, there would be little time for postal carriers to catch their breath, considering the holiday postal rush was just around the corner.

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