The governor’s right. We ought to have a rule requiring that mail-in ballots be in by election day, like other states require.
With the exception of military serving overseas, there’s no good reason Washingtonians shouldn’t be able to get their ballots to their local auditors by then. If we insist on voting on election day itself, we can stick our ballots into the provided drop-off boxes (of which there probably should be more).
This isn’t only about annoying delays in finding out who won or lost. When the counting drags on – and on, and on – some people …