The Associated Press statehouse bureau just filed the story below. The governor’s call to speed up voting may resonate in Pierce County, where it’s taken days of ballot counting for Marilyn Strickland to emerge as Tacoma’s new mayor.
My home state of Oregon, which pioneered mail voting, had a rule that ballots had to be received by election day – either mailed early or dropped off. Making such a transition would be difficult for many voters here, I’d think. Many people like to hold onto their ballots as long as possible.
Gov. Chris Gregoire says she’d like to