Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
434-250 - Elections by mail.
434-250-200 - Return postage.

PDFWAC 434-250-200

Return postage.

The United States Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual requires each county auditor to include on the ballot, ballot instructions, mailing instructions, or return envelope the specific amount of first-class postage necessary to return the ballot by mail. This is not required:

(1) For ballots issued to service and overseas voters;

(2) For ballots returned using the business reply mail service;

(3) For ballots returned with postage prepaid by stamps, meter, or permit reply mail; or

(4) If the county auditor has an account with the post office guaranteeing payment of return postage due.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611 and 29A.04.620. WSR 16-13-063, § 434-250-200, filed 6/13/16, effective 7/14/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 14-06-040, § 434-250-200, filed 2/26/14, effective 3/29/14.]

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