Author Topic: Absentee Ballot Postage  (Read 302 times)

Offline spartacus

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Absentee Ballot Postage
« on: October 06, 2020, 02:30:59 PM »
This past week I had the occasion to assist a family member with a NYC absentee ballot. We put the completed ballot inside the oath envelope, signed and dated the oath envelope and placed it inside the return envelope. So far so good. Then we noticed that postage is required. That’s fine. We are happy to pay the freight. But the question became how much postage? The envelope appeared like it might require extra postage. We put two stamps on it to be certain. But we remain puzzled by this. It wasn’t obvious in the ballot instructions what the postage would be. A quick look at the Board of Elections website didn’t help either. It just seems that for something as important as an absentee ballot it would be crystal clear what the postage was. My doomsday fear is hundreds of ballots being returned to sender for insufficient postage. So does anybody know, what exactly is the postage for a NYC absentee ballot?

Offline palomita

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Re: Absentee Ballot Postage
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 03:59:57 PM »
The USPS has stated they will deliver ballots with insufficient postage:
https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-two-stamps-ballots/fact-check-u-s-postal-service-will-deliver-mail-ballots-even-with-insufficient-postage-idUSKCN2571X3

But I put 2 stamps on just to be safe!

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Re: Absentee Ballot Postage
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 03:59:57 PM »