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Letter: Helpful hint to Elections Office
May 27, 2014, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

The pink envelope on the mail-in ballot for the June 3 election addressed to Mark Church, chief elections officer, says “use sufficient postage.” Sure, always a good idea — thanks for the reminder. But no one can judge by hand if the ballot weights more than an ounce. In fact, it weighs 27.85 grams, just a hair under one ounce (28.35 grams). So, a single first class postage stamp is sufficient.

Mr. Church, why didn’t you print on the envelope: “one first class stamp here?” Worried by Church’s misleading hint, thousands of citizens are wasting money by putting a second stamp on the envelope (actually, 21¢ extra is sufficient for 2 ounces, but who keeps a supply of 21¢ stamps?).

It’s a citizen’s responsibility to apply the correct postage, but couldn’t the San Mateo County Elections Division be a little more helpful?

Jonathan C. Horton

San Mateo

 

 

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