County Clerk Dana Roberts sends out a reminder for voters to watch postal rates closely when mailing their ballots because the cost of a first-class stamp is going up eight days before Election Day on May 19.

Starting Monday May 11, the U.S. Postal Service will increase the cost of a first-class stamp from 42 cents to 44 cents. Ballots were sent to voters in the mail Friday, May 1.

Mailing isn't the only way of returning the ballot. Ballots can be dropped off at one the county's official drop sites. They are located at Joseph city hall, Wallowa city hall, the main floor of the courthouse and the 24 hour drive thru on the south side of the courthouse.

Remember to put a 44 cent stamp on the return ballot if mailing it back, starting May 11.

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