Nomination

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  1. CLE_42

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    • All application materials must be submitted (postmarked) by October 5th, 2018
    What does it mean by postmarked? By Oct 5 means the material has to be at their office on the 5th or can go to post office on the 5th to mail and take a couple days after the 5th to arrive?
     
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    If you look at a piece of received postal mail it will have a date stamped on it, the “postmark.” That shows when it was in possession of the Post Office and run through the sorting/stamping process.

    If you drop it in a PO mailbox or PO slot after the last posted collection time, it will not be postmarked that day.

    So, for something to be postmarked by the 5th, it has to be in the PO’s possession. To be safe, the 4th is a good last day to shoot for. The recipients will look at the postmark and know if it’s by the 5th. So, yes, it can arrive after the 5th BUT must have a postmark showing the 5th or earlier.
     
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    Capt MJ, this thread makes me feel ancient. :(
     
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    To the OP, you might strongly consider protecting your identity and security by requesting a user name that is more anonymous. You can do this by sending a PM (private conversation) to the Forum Administrator, @TacticalNuke
     
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    I had to dust off the crypt cobwebs myself.
     
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    For anything important that must meet a postmarked by date, you should use certified mail. That way you have a record documenting that you met the deadline.
     
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    verify postmarked vs received by

    our state MOCs all must BE IN THEIR posession by 5pm Oct 5
     
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    We sent everything priority mail, you get a receipt and it also tells when sent and you can make confirm it arrives with the tracking number. It is $7.60 but in my opinion worth the extra $$$.
     
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    We happen to live in our State's Capital. My DS hand-delivered his nomination application packages.
    He said it was "old school" and "cool", at the same time. :)
     
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