Yolo County Clerk-Recorder Freddie Oakley issued a reminder Wednesday to Yolo County’s mail-ballot voters that the ballots require only one 45-cent postage stamp.
“This can be confusing to voters,” Oakley said, “because the postage requirement varies from county to county depending on the size of the ballot. We moved heaven and earth to fit our ballot onto one page in order to keep postage costs down to one ordinary first-class stamp and to reduce the cost of ballot counting.”
Oakley said an insert in the ballot materials mailed to voters reminds them that “your ballot for the upcoming Nov. 6, 2012, presidential general election will require 45 cents to return.”
“But it’s easy to misplace that little slip of paper,” Oakley added, “and we continue to receive voted ballots with excess postage. It’s disconcerting to find voters spending unnecessary funds, especially when we tried so hard to spare them that expense.
“There are no other costs associated with returning you ballot by mail,” she said. “In addition, we remind voters that they can deliver their voted ballots to any polling place in Yolo County on Election Day without postage attached.”
Voters also may return their ballots to the Elections Office at 625 Court St. in Woodland between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until 8 p.m. Election Day.