May 20, 2012 - First-class stamp will be enough to get ballot where it should be
Paper: Sacramento Bee, The (CA)
Title: First-class stamp will be enough to get ballot where it should be
Date: May 20, 2012
Author: Cathy Locke
Sacramento County elections officials say a first-class stamp is sufficient for vote-by-mail ballots in the June 5 primary election.
Alice Jarboe, assistant registrar of voters, said elections officials weighed the ballot packets and they weighed less than an ounce, requiring one first-class stamp. If a voter takes the ballot to a postal clerk, and the clerk weighs it and the scale shows it weighs an ounce or more, the clerk is required to charge accordingly.
But Jarboe said the Elections Office has an agreement with the Postal Service that ballots mailed with a first-class stamp will not be returned to the sender or delayed for insufficient postage.
Several vote-by-mail drop-off sites are available. Ballots may be dropped off during business hours through June 1 at: Citrus Heights City Hall, 6237 Fountain Square Drive; Department of Neighborhood Services, 5229-B Hazel Ave., Fair Oaks; Elk Grove City Hall, 8401 Laguna Palms Way; Galt City Hall, 380 Civic Drive; Isleton City Hall, 101 Second St., Isleton; North Area Service Center, 6015 Watt Ave., Suite 4, North Highlands; Sacramento City Hall, 915 I St.; Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive; Sacramento County Administration Building, 700 H St., Room 2450, Sacramento; Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living Facility, 7548 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento; and, beginning May 28, Mel Rapton Honda, 3630 Fulton Ave., Sacramento.
Ballots also may be dropped off during business hours at the county Elections Office, 7000 65th St., or at any polling place in Sacramento County on Election Day.
Monday is the last day to register to vote in the June 5 election. For more information, go to www.elections.saccounty.net.
Edition: METRO FINAL
Section: OUR REGION
Dateline: SACRAMENTO COUNTY
Record Number: SAC_0405615821
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