A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.
A statement from a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General said the ballots, as well as two political advertisements, were already returned to the USPS and would be delivered to customers Thursday.
The statement said the discarded mail was intended for delivery in the Jeffersontown area, the 40299 zip code in particular.
USPS Office of Inspector General Special Agents are working to identify who is responsible for discarding the mail.
When the investigation is concluded, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.