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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The countdown to the midterm election is on and the deadline to request a mail-in absentee ballot is Oct. 25.
A few residents who have already sent theirs in say USPS mailed it back for insufficient postage.
Will local post offices return absentee ballots for lack of postage?
Erran Huber with the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office.
If you live in Jefferson County, the answer is no.
According to Huber, USPS typically notifies the county clerk’s office if a ballot doesn’t have the right number of stamps. Once they are notified, Huber said the office will pay for the postage. However, he said this is a courtesy and is not required of clerk’s offices in the commonwealth.
More from VERIFY: This year’s ballot requires 3 postage stamps because it’s longer than years prior. The length is due to Amendment 1, which is roughly 160 words. That means mailing your ballot will cost you $1.44.
If you don’t want to pay that amount, you have until Nov. 8 to drop off your ballot at the clerk’s election center. The center is located on 1000 East Liberty St.
If USPS makes a mistake and returns you ballot, contact Jefferson County’s Clerk’s Office at (502) 574-5700.
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