If you plan on voting by mail for November’s election, get your stamps ready! Unlike years past, this year all mail-in ballots in the state of Ohio will require postage. Postage costs will vary by county depending on the weight of the ballot. In Cuyahoga County, the cost is 64 cents.
The pre-addressed envelope does not say how much postage is required, but voters will receive a special paper notice reminding them of the added postage cost. Some voters worry that the new postage costs will go unnoticed or some people will refuse to pay and forgo the voting process altogether.
“I don’t think people are going to go out and make the effort, especially if it was free before,” said John Gudel.
“I think it’s created to be divisive and create a problem,” said Greg Johnson.
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Director Jane Platten said this year’s mail-in ballots are down significantly compared to this time last year.
Platten said most of the mail-in ballots that have been returned are equipped with the proper postage.
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