LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said on Saturday voters in Nevada will get a postcard from the U.S. Postal Service with voting recommendations that are inaccurate for Nevadans.
According to her office, the postcards tell voters to request a mail-in or absentee ballot 15 days before the election and to add postage to the ballot return envelope if needed.
In Nevada, all active registered voters will automatically get a ballot in the mail for the 2020 general election, so there is no need to request one. All ballots will come with prepaid return envelopes, so additional postage is not needed.
The statement from Cegavske said their office wasn't aware of the postcards before they were mailed out, and that some areas of the state may have gotten them already.
“I don’t think USPS had any sort of malice or were trying to confuse voters intentionally. I just think they missed the mark a little bit in not realizing how different each states election laws are. We're doing our own messaging in our own states to make sure voters know how to successfully participate in the election," said Wayne Thorley, deputy secretary of state for elections. "Unfortunately the postcard has caused some confusion in Nevada. A few of the recommendations they offer are not applicable to Nevada voters this year.”
Joe Gloria, with Clark County Registrar of Voters, said they don't want voters to becomes confused.
“Please don’t wait until your day of voting to come in and make decisions. We’re voting on the largest ballot that voters in Clark County have ever seen. Be prepared. It may take some time to cast your ballot," he said. "We’re in the process of programing voting machines now. They will be used for the early voting process and for election day.”
For up-to-date information on voting in the election, visit the office's website by clicking here.
Anyone with questions can contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (775) 684-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.