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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Thursday, February 19, 2004

    Return to sender? 

    How much postage should you put on that absentee ballot? Turns out not even election officials in Santa Clara County, Calif., know.

    The county's absentee ballots for the March 2 primary election come with this warning: "Use sufficient postage.''

    So you put on a 37 center? Two of 'em? Wait on line at the post office? Sent it on its merry way and hope for the best?

    For the record, 37 cents isn't quite postage enough but even if voters don't pay the full 60 cents required, the postal service says it will deliver all ballots to the registrar of voters, which will pick up extra postage costs.

    -Ellen Dunkel, Knight Ridder Digital

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 10:55 AM



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