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Different look for primary ballots

July 19th, 2013 - 6:15am

(Port Angeles) -- Ballots arriving this week in the mail for next month's primary election have a new look.

Clallam County auditor Patty Rosand says those envelopes are not junk mail. She says the Secretary of State hired a design firm to help correct the mistakes that voters were making when returning their ballots in the past.

They created a series of envelopes that would attract attention to signature areas, insertion directions and return instructions. The colors were selected to assist election workers in sorting returned ballots from other courthouse mail.

Part of the process allows county auditors to pick from a variety of templates online to create the type of ballot to use.

Clallam County solicited a number of vendors to get the best pricing on creation of the envelopes, printing ballots and mailing them to voters. An Everett company had the best price.

Rosand says voters requesting replacement ballots will receive the old salmon colored envelopes in our effort to use up existing envelope supplies.

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