Maryland Election Officials Issue Warning About Ballot Deadline After Vague USPS Mailer

​Marylanders are getting cards with information about mail-in voting from the United States Postal Service — but state election officials warn the mailer might cause “mass confusion” for voters.

State Election Administrator Linda Lamone reportedly asked Postal Service officials to stop the mailing, which has sparked outrage of election officials across the United States in recent days. Officials in Colorado went so far as to sue over the card, leading a judge to issue a temporary halt on the mailings.

The card contains generic information about how to use mail-in ballots, and urges voters to request their mail-in ballot at least 15 days before election day. That figure is applicable in Maryland, since the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is Oct. 20 — 14 days before the Nov. 3 election.