Friday, February 15, 2019
(I know this is an old item, but I just got my 'vote-by-mail' ballot for a special local election and noticed that it included a postage-paid return envelope, which I had never seen before, so I checked the internet for more info and found this item)
California voters will save themselves a few stamps after Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a measure requiring elections officials to provide prepaid mail ballots in future elections.
The law takes effect in 2019, so you must still pay for your own postage if you vote by mail this November. A handful of counties already include prepaid return envelopes with their mail ballots.
Voting by mail has become an increasingly common practice in California over the past decades, and in the June primary, five counties, including Sacramento, made the switch to a new system where all voters are mailed a ballot. More than two-thirds of California voters in June voted by mail.
I wounder how many other states are providing postage-paid return envelopes for vote-by-mail and absentee ballots?
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