October 31, 2004

Free Postage For Votes

Why is it that we have to pay the full first class postage rate when we cast our votes by mail?

Congress critters get franking rights (free postage).

Printed books get reduced rates.

And junk mail gets reduced, and arguably subsidized, rates.

37 cents doesn't seem like a lot.  But as more and more voters vote by mail the cumulative cost of postage could run into the millions of dollars, all of which is borne by voters.

There should be no postage required for the casting of a vote through the US mails.

Posted by karl at October 31, 2004 3:56 PM