Advanced Ballot Confusion In Reno County

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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The Reno County clerk's office says a few voters have unnecessarily enclosed $1 in return envelopes containing their completed ballot.

Officials say confusion arose because it costs $1 in postage for the voter to mail the envelope. But in some cases, voters who had postage on the outside of the envelopes enclosed $1 bill.

Staff members say voters should put $1 in postage on the envelope, but there's no need to enclose cash. County officials said they'd try to return the money.

Voters also asked about the state's instructions to put a check or mark on the ballot, and the county's directions to fill the oval.

Deputy Election Officer Jenna Fager said ballot-counting machines will read any of the three, adding that subsequent advance ballots were changed to direct voters to fill the oval.

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