In the Guardian's continuing coverage of the all postal ballot troubles Sam Younger, chairman of the Electoral Commission, essentially implies that we may be losing post, but not votes in the run up to June 10th.
Younger's logic is irresistible: Postal ballots are huge potential source of new income for Royal Mail, as Mr. Younger says: This is so important for the Royal Mail's standing, so much depends on it, that my guess is they will bust a gut. So it will probably be all right. What it does to the rest of their deliveries I don't know… In other words, don't hold your breath for normal mail but somehow they'll get those votes through. How reassuring for voters and Royal Mail customers alike.