KY Elections Board Approves Free Postage for Absentee Ballots

Kentuckians choosing to vote by absentee mail-in balloting in next month’s primary won’t have to pay for postage under a decision by state elections officials Friday.

The State Board of Elections adopted the free postage at a special meeting conducted online, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

The board also said county clerks will be able to hire temporary help to manage the election during the coronavirus pandemic.

The elections board approved $1 million to $1.2 million to pay postage for voters to return their absentee ballots to county clerks and $1 million to $1.1 million for county clerks to hire staffers for four weeks to help with the election.

Source: MG News

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