Aug. 25, 2004
Registered Voters Should Look for Postcards in the Mail
The Oswego County Board of Elections today announced that residents who are registered to vote in Oswego County should receive a card in the mail in the next week that verifies their legal registered address.
The mailing is required by New York State Election Law and is meant to ensure that county boards have the correct addresses prior to each election season. Also on the card is location of the voter's polling site. The Board encourages each voter to read the card carefully and make sure the information is correct.
"The voter need not do anything if the card is addressed correctly," said Commissioner Donald Wart. "However if the person no longer lives at that address, the card should be return to the post office so we can update our records."
The Board of Elections mailed out over 70,000 cards this year and processes thousands of corrections from this mailing. Several years ago the Board of Elections installed the first automated voter mail system in the state. Since the installation of this system, Oswego County taxpayers have saved over $25,000 in mailing costs.
"For several years we have used a mailing system that allows the Board's mail to qualify for lower mailing rates," added Commissioner William Scriber. "This year alone on our mail check we saved over $5,000 by using this automated mailing system."
For information on voter registration, call Commissioner Wart at 349-8351 or Commissioner Scriber at 349-8350. Long distance, call 1-800-596-3200.
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