(2) The words "Official Election Balloting Material—Via Air Mail", or similar language as State law prescribes, between the bars. (3) The words "Free U. S. Postage, Including Air Mail", in a box in the upper right corner. (4) An appropriate inscription or blanks for the return address of the sender, in the upper left corner. (b) I t is further recommended— (1) that the gummed flap of the return envelope for the ballot be separated from the balloting material by waxed paper or other protective insert to minimize the possibility that the balloting material will stick together; (2) that the voting instructions include a procedure to be followed by the voter if the balloting material does stick together, such as a notation of the facts on the back of the envelope, signed by the voter and the witness; (3) that so far as possible each return envelope be preaddressed by the election official, to minimize action necessary by the voter and to assure a legible and proper address; and (4) that each State reduce as far as possible the size and weight of its envelopes, ballots, and voting instructions, to minimize costs and speed up the transporting of balloting material. § 1081. Notification of elections (a) I t is recommended that the secretary of state of each State inform the Secretaries of the Army, Navv, Air Force, Treasury, and Commerce of each primary, general, and special election to be held in that State at which persons covered by section 1074 of this title may vote by absentee ballot. The notification should be sent by registered mail at least 90 days before election clay and should contain substantially the following information: STATE OF 1. 2. 3. 4.
Date of election Type of election (general, special, or primary) Governmental units to which it applies , (a) Officers to be elected (b) Constitutional amendments or other proposals to be voted upon
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following may vote at this election: Members of the armed forces , Members of the merchant marine of the United States Civilians outside the United States and its Territories officially attached to and serving with the armed forces (a) The Federal post card application is acceptable as an application for a ballot from the following: (1) Members of the armed forces (2) Members of the merchant marine of the United States (3) Civilians outside the United States and its Territories officially attached to and serving with the armed forces (b) What action is necessary for the applicant to take if the post card is not acceptable as an application Earliest date State will receive application Earliest date the ballot will be mailed Last day ballot may be received back to be counted Secretary of State,
State of Date: (b) Whenever practicable and compatible with military and merchant-marine operations, the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, Air