May 3, 2012 - Mail-in ballots go out Monday
Paper: Ventura County Star (CA)
Title: Mail-in ballots go out Monday
Date: May 3, 2012
Author: staff reports
Send forms by May 30, officials advise.
Voters can cast ballots in the Ventura County elections office starting Monday for the June 5 primary and can expect to receive mail-in ballots starting next week.
Clerk-Recorder Mark Lunn said vote-by-mail ballots, also called absentee ballots, will be sent Monday. Permanent absentee voters who do not receive one by May 14 should call the elections office, officials said.
Lunn recommended voters mail their ballots before May 30 to ensure their vote gets counted. State law requires mail-in ballots to be received by Election Day.
Postage requirements might exceed the 1-ounce rate, which is covered by a first-class, 45-cent stamp. An extra 20 cents in postage might be needed because of moisture or additional weight.
Weight can be added if voters put notes in the envelopes or forget to tear off the ballot stubs saying they have voted. To be sure, voters should use another stamp or get the item weighed at the post office, Assistant Clerk-Recorder Jim Becker said.
People who want to start voting by mail instead of at the polls can fill out and return the application on the back of their sample ballot booklets or write to the Ventura County Elections Division no later than May 29.
The address is: Ventura County Elections Division, Hall of Administration, Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009. Alternatively, vote-by-mail ballots may be dropped off at any polling place on Election Day or placed in a 24-hour ballot drop-off box in front of the Hall of Administration.
Visit http://recorder. countyofventura.org/ elections.htm or call 654-2664 for more information.
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