Last week, Democrats sounded the alarm about the apparent attempts by the Trump Administration and the USPS to cut back on staffing, hours and accessibility ahead of the November elections. Willamette Week confirmed that mail boxes were being removed around the state. By August 18th, the US Postmaster announced that cutback plans were suspended until after the election. We recommend that all Democrats and voters complete and mail (or drop off at an official drop box) their ballots well ahead of November 3rd, to ensure that they are counted! Oregon is one of few states allowing voters to track their ballots. And, the Election Integrity Study Group will be our local watchdog in November.