Mail-In Ballot Postage Cost 59 Cents NOT 42 Cents
It will cost Larimer County voters 59 cents postage to mail-in their mail ballots for the November Election, per Scott Doyle, Larimer County Clerk & Recorder. “It has come to my attention this morning that the calculations determining the postage for returning a mail-in ballot by mail to our office were incorrect,” said Doyle. “In fact, the postage for returning a mail-in ballot is 59 cents, rather than the 42 cents stated in our earlier press release.”
“I want to correct this information for our voters as quickly as possible,” Doyle added. “While I am sorry that the postage amount was inaccurately announced initially; this correction has come early enough in the process to get the word out to voters in advance of their mailing back their ballots. This early catch also allows us to work with the post office prior to their receiving any returned ballots, to ensure all ballots are delivered to our office properly.”
Mail-in ballots can also be placed directly into a ballot box, with no postage costs, at any one of several drop-off locations. For a listing of drop-off locations, please visit www.larimer.org/elections/mailin_dropoff.pdf.
“Unfortunately, sometimes these things just happen,” said Doyle, “I regret any inconvenience this may have caused Larimer County voters.”
Anyone who still wants to vote by mail-in ballot but has not yet made a request to do so should visit /www.larimer.org/elections/absentee_info.htm or contact the Larimer County Elections office at 498-7820. The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot and have it mailed to you is Tuesday, October 28th.
Absentee ballots must be received by the Elections Department no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 4th.
Voters who wish to check on the status of the absentee ballot they’ve mailed into our office can do so very expediently by accessing the Absentee Ballot Status page of the county website at www.larimer.org/elections/absentee_inquiry.cfm.
This site allows each resident to check the status of his/her absentee ballot simply by entering a last name and date of birth. “We don’t want voters to have to wonder about the status of their absentee ballots,” Doyle said. The web page provides information about when the ballot was sent out to you, and when the completed ballot was received back in the Clerk’s office.