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Voters can ‘opt out’ of sample ballots

Madera County voters can opt out of receiving sample ballots by mail — instead accessing them online — and potentially save the county thousands of dollars in paper and postage costs, Madera County Clerk-Recorder Rebecca Martinez announced Thursday.

“So many people don’t even look at the sample ballot booklet,” Martinez said. “They don’t become concerned about elections until election day. Oftentimes they just toss them in the trash so this is a convenient way to view it online.”

The county spent $28,108 to send sample ballots to about 52,000 voters during the county’s last election in November 2012, Martinez said.

She said for every person that opts out of receiving sample ballots by mail, the county would save about 50 cents, not including the reduction in postage costs...


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