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Old 10-18-2018, 07:55 PM
 
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Got my ballot today. Two, thick, heavy pieces of paper (cardboard?) Which brings up an interesting issue:
After I sealed the envelope, it felt kind of heavy. I put it on my postage scale and it weighs 1.2 oz. Does that mean it requires more than a single stamp (or is there some special exemption for ballots)? On the envelope, it says "place stamp here" in the upper, right corner. It doesn't say place stamps (plural) here.

Don't know if everyone's is two pages. I'm in Jeffco and there were a bunch of local measures.

And speaking of Jeffco, I was surprised to see an election for US Representative on the ballot. I have not heard (or gotten mailers) about any candidates. Do they all feel Perlmutter is a shoe-in, so they didn't bother?
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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Yes, over 1 oz requires added postage.

Here in AZ our returns envelopes are postage paid.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Got my ballot today. Two, thick, heavy pieces of paper (cardboard?) Which brings up an interesting issue:
After I sealed the envelope, it felt kind of heavy. I put it on my postage scale and it weighs 1.2 oz. Does that mean it requires more than a single stamp (or is there some special exemption for ballots)? On the envelope, it says "place stamp here" in the upper, right corner. It doesn't say place stamps (plural) here.

Don't know if everyone's is two pages. I'm in Jeffco and there were a bunch of local measures.

And speaking of Jeffco, I was surprised to see an election for US Representative on the ballot. I have not heard (or gotten mailers) about any candidates. Do they all feel Perlmutter is a shoe-in, so they didn't bother?
Yes two stamps or drop off for free at any of the drop off locations.

The unscientific Colorado Pols “Big Line” gives Perlmutter a 98% chance of winning

https://www.coloradopols.com/the-big-line-2018
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Ha, ha. SkyDog77. You and I think alike!! (I'm talking about Post #10)
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Got my ballot today. Two, thick, heavy pieces of paper (cardboard?) Which brings up an interesting issue:
After I sealed the envelope, it felt kind of heavy. I put it on my postage scale and it weighs 1.2 oz. Does that mean it requires more than a single stamp (or is there some special exemption for ballots)? On the envelope, it says "place stamp here" in the upper, right corner. It doesn't say place stamps (plural) here.

Don't know if everyone's is two pages. I'm in Jeffco and there were a bunch of local measures.

And speaking of Jeffco, I was surprised to see an election for US Representative on the ballot. I have not heard (or gotten mailers) about any candidates. Do they all feel Perlmutter is a shoe-in, so they didn't bother?
there is a Republican nominee - rapper endorsed, apparently.

https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/10/...rado-dj-swiff/

I always drop my ballot off at one of the official drop off locations rather than mailing it. In part because I never have stamps around anymore but also, I figure this way there's no chance of it getting lost in the mail

JeffCo locations

https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter...ons-PDF?bidId=
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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EMM, thanks for clarifying...for sure my memory of the exact details is getting hazy....
A lot has changed since they went to mail in balloting, so your memory is most likely accurate, but for some odd reason, you haven't followed the nuances of Colorado election law since moving out of state!
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Ha, ha. SkyDog77. You and I think alike!! (I'm talking about Post #10)
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Saw on my USPS notification thing my ballot will be delivered today, mail usually shows up around 3pm here.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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there is a Republican nominee - rapper endorsed, apparently.
Not being a fan of (c)rap music, this has no impact on my vote.


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A lot has changed since they went to mail in balloting
When did that happen? I've been here since 2009 and it's been mail since I arrived, which was a surprise to me when my first November in Colorado came around. The 3 other states I've lived in (NY, NH, and PA) all did the voting machines in the school thing. PA's election procedure surprised me at first, too, allowing campaigners to accost voters up to the point where they entered the building. In NY, they weren't allowed anywhere near the polling places.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Not being a fan of (c)rap music, this has no impact on my vote.



When did that happen? I've been here since 2009 and it's been mail since I arrived, which was a surprise to me when my first November in Colorado came around. The 3 other states I've lived in (NY, NH, and PA) all did the voting machines in the school thing. PA's election procedure surprised me at first, too, allowing campaigners to accost voters up to the point where they entered the building. In NY, they weren't allowed anywhere near the polling places.
You could request a mail in ballot before, but 2014 was the first year that was the default method of voting where they automatically sent out ballots to all registered voters.
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