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Posted on: October 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] There is a black box covering my address on my ballot. What does this mean?

If your ballot arrived with a black box like this, it’s OK!

White envelope with a black box covering the address line on the right side of the envelope.

Your ballot was printed with your address showing twice on the outside envelope. Once on the outside envelope on the left side, and once on the return envelope showing through the window on the right side.

Even though the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the Department of State approved this format, USPS asked our printer to cover up the second address to prevent any potential confusion for postal carriers. In an abundance of caution, our printer “blacked out” the additional address in compliance with the USPS request. 

  Now that you have your ballot, remember to place your completed ballot inside the secrecy envelope and to place the secrecy envelope inside of the postage paid return envelope. Fill out the voter declaration on the back entirely by signing it, dating it with today’s date, printing your name, and filling in your address. 

 Once your ballot is completed, you may either mail it back to Voter Services with your postage paid envelope or take it to one of the 11 secure drop box or 5 office locations located around the county.