Pre-paid ballots are first-class, not bulk, with proper postage

A legitimate ballot envelope with prepaid postage won’t be processed as bulk. In fact, it must be first-class mail and have a proper $.55 stamp.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Got (election) mail? Make sure postage doesn’t pose a problem with your vote.

On the heels of voter registration day, more absentee ballots are going out to voters who request them in North Carolina. Recently, the VERIFY team looked into an absentee ballot application form from the Center for Voter Information. It included a prepaid postage envelope, and WFMY verified it was a legitimate means of requesting a ballot.

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Good Morning Show viewer Jolee asked WFMY to follow up with this question: “I heard that the postage-paid ballots are not handled as first-class mail but rather bulk rate and not processed as quickly. Is this accurate?”

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