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Friday, May 14, 2010

One stamp is enough to mail your Oregon ballot -- now!

Here in Oregon, everyone votes by mail -- even dead people -- and that can raise some interesting questions. We wondered aloud yesterday about whether one first-class postage stamp was going to be enough for our Oregon ballot, which weighs almost exactly one ounce. We're assured by the guy at the top of the Multnomah County elections heap that yep, that's enough postage:

Mr. Bogdanski,

One first class (or “forever”) stamp is sufficient to return a Multnomah County ballot for this election. That would include the regular ballot, PCP ballot and secrecy envelope inside the return envelope.

If you have any other questions please let us know.

Tim Scott, Director
Multnomah County Elections
1040 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214

There you have it. But just as important -- don't miss the deadline! Your ballot has to reach the county elections office by Tuesday. That probably makes today the last safe day to put that puppy in the mail -- after today, hand delivery to an official ballot drop box is probably advisable.

Comments (2)

Poll tax.

Isn't a 28 cent, 42 cent, whatever cent, stamp (including a Forever stamp) ... a poll tax?

I don't see how it could be construed as a poll tax when you can still drop your ballot off in any one of numerous drop boxes all over the place. I always do it that way, mostly because I miss the voting booth experience. And I procrastinate.

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