Snohomish County voters will have to pay more to mail their ballot

election-2016-buttonBecause of extra-long ballots stuffed with initiatives, voters in Snohomish County — along with those in Whatcom County and most of Douglas County — will have to pay more than just the usual first-class stamp to return their ballots, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports.

In each county, the need for extra postage is noted on voter material and on the return envelope. Ballots were sent to voters across the state last week. In all but those three counties, it costs 47 cents — the price of one standard, first-class stamp — to return a ballot.

However, county officials say mail-in ballots will not be rejected if there is insufficient postage. The county will have to pay the difference on any ballots mailed with insufficient postage.

Snohomish County voters will have to pay 68 cents, the price the U.S. Postal Service charges for oversize or unusual envelopes, unless they opt to return their ballots via drop box. There are ballot drop boxes located just outside the downtown Edmonds Library on Main Street and in front of Lynnwood City Hall at 19100 44th Ave. W. If mailing via the U.S. Post Office, make sure your ballot will be postmarked or cancelled by Election Day, Nov. 8.

You can read more in the Times story here.

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