(The Center Square) – Wyoming opposes a proposal for the U.S. Postal Service to process the state’s mailing in Colorado.
Secretary of State Chuck Gray sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy this week calling the plan “troubling.” USPS has been reviewing a proposal to move mail processing operations from the Cheyenne Processing and Distribution Center to a similar facility in Denver.
Gray’s concerns center on processing mail related to elections.
“Along with other aspects of the proposal that I find troubling, I’m also concerned that it threatens the integrity of our electoral process and delays the processing of election mail,” he said in the letter.
“In addition to requesting that the Postal Service withdraw its proposal, I would like to receive clear clarification as to the status of election mail under this proposal,” Gray added.
The secretary of state is not the only elected official from Wyoming to voice concerns about this proposal. U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis wrote DeJoy earlier this month to share her objections.
“Leaving Cheyenne without a [Processing and Distribution Center] is unacceptable,” she wrote. “The impacted zip codes include the Wyoming State Capitol, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, the University of Wyoming, Cheyenne VA Medical Center as well as countless small businesses and families that rely on dependable mail service.”
The USPS plan would save a projected $2.5 million to $3.3 million each year, mostly in transportation costs, Cowboy State Daily reported.