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Political Mailings, Tag 57, and Commingle

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QUESTION:  IS TAG 57 AUTHORIZED ON COMMINGLED MAILINGS?

ANSWER:  NO — READ MORE BELOW!

During their August Focus Group session with Mail Prep & Entry/Operations, the Standard Mail MTAC representatives asked whether Tag 57, Political Campaign Mailing,  is authorized on commingled mailings.

The answer is notrays, tubs or sacks of commingled political and non-political mailpieces must not contain a Tag 57.  Additionally, commingled political and non-political mailings will not be flagged as an Election Mail mailing in PostalOne!, nor identified and handled as political mail after entry.  However, trays, tubs, or sacks of political mail identified with Tag 57 may be copalletized with trays, tubs or sacks of non-political mail.

As a reminder, “Political Mail” is defined as any political mailing by a registered political candidate or associated campaign committee, and/or political message mailing by a Political Action Committee (PAC, committee of a political party), Super-PAC, or nonprofit/527 (USPS- approved nonprofit status required).  Mailers should apply Tag 57 to mailings that qualify under this definition.

For additional information about political mailings and Tag 57, please go to:   https://www.usps.com/business/political-mail.htm

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 5th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Posted in USPS