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Mailed ballots require First-Class postage

Voters are reminded that if they plan to mail in a ballot for the May 19 election, it needs to have a First-Class postage stamp.

Though the rate for a one-ounce First-Class stamp increased Monday, Lane County Elections officials notified the U.S. Postal Service to deliver all ballots to Lane County Elections that include a First-Class stamp, regardless of postal rate increases.

An alternative to paying postage is to utilize one of the official drop box locations listed in the insert included with the ballots or listed at

The postal service increased the rate for a one-ounce First-Class postage stamp from 42 cents to 44 cents effective today.

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. May 19 to be counted. Postmarks do not qualify.

For more information, call Lane County Elections, 682-4234. Lane County Elections is located at 275 W. 10th Avenue, on the corner of 10th and Lincoln in downtown Eugene. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Election Day, May 19, the office will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Title Annotation:Wire West; METRO
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 12, 2009
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