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3 Washington Counties Tell Voters To Affix Extra Postage To Their Ballots

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Voters in Snohomish County received some additional instruction about postage.

Some Washington ballots may require a second stamp to mail them. We talked to David Ammons from the Washington Secretary of State’s office to clear up any confusion about postage for Washington ballots. Here’s what he had to say:

  • Ballots in Snohomish County, Whatcom County and Douglas County need 68 cents in postage because of their large envelopes. A regular first class stamp is worth 47 cents right now.
  • All other counties in Washington require a single, first class stamp to mail ballots.
  • Ammons says counties will not reject any ballots or send them back to the sender if they’re short on postage. If you’ve already sent your ballot with one stamp, it will still make it to its destination.
  • The deadline for mailing in ballots in ALL counties is Nov. 8. Pierce County told voters to mail their ballots by Nov. 4 to encourage people to beat the deadline.
  • Ammons says mailing ballots on the deadline is not a good idea because they may not get postmarked on that day. He says drop boxes are the sure way to get your vote counted and at no cost in postage.  

Election Day is Nov. 8.

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