Elections officials in Asotin and Grant counties are working with the Washington Secretary of State’s Office to find a solution to a vendor issue that send the wrong ballot return envelopes to the two counties’ voters.
This year’s Primary and General Elections are the first in which voters in every Washington county can return their ballots by mail without needing to affix a stamp on the ballot-return envelope. However, Tacoma-based mail service vendor Immedia had mistakenly provided Asotin and Grant county voters with ballot-return envelopes that require postage.
Immedia has now printed and mailed postage-paid return envelopes to every voter in both counties, along with a letter of explanation that includes several recommended steps voters can take to ensure ballots are delivered in time to be counted. Similar messages are being posted on the Secretary of State’s elections home page, as well as the Asotin and Grant County elections offices’ home pages. (Washington Secretary of State)