will be returned to the serving post office, so it can
be forwarded to the correct addressee.
· Balloting material must be given priority handling
and delivered as quickly as possible.
· Articles refused by the addressee must be
endorsed REFUSED, along with the addressees
signature and date. If the addressee refuses to
make the endorsement, the mail clerk or mail
orderly must endorse the article REFUSED BY
ADDRESSEE, and date and sign the article.
· Stamps found loose in the mails must be returned
to the serving post office.
· Every effort must be made to match articles found
loose in the mail. Articles not matched must be
returned to the serving post office.
DELIVERY OF OFFICIAL
A unit mail clerk or mail orderly (if authorized)
receipts for official accountable mail from the
serving post office. The serving post office uses PS
Form 3883, preparing an original and one copy of the
form. The original remains at the post office and the
copy is taken to the mailroom with the official
accountable mail or given to the mail orderly.
Before receipting for official accountable mail,
the unit mail clerk or mail orderly should make
certain that all articles listed are received. Articles
should be checked to ensure they are in good
condition and have not been tampered with. If the
wrappers or contents are damaged or torn, the serving
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Figure 9-1An example of a command mailcall sheet.