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phiddle Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 07:40 PM
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32. We should adopt Vote-by-mail, as in Oregon.
It's voter-friendly, and results in an automatic VVPB. In Oregon it has led to higher turnout (87%!), reduced costs by 30%, centralized the counting mechanism into a few counties rather than dispersing it in many precincts, and avoided major snafus by giving officials more lead time to deal with issues. The first count issued on voting night 2004 was nearly 50% of the total vote, AND IT PROVED AN ACCURATE INDICATOR OF THE TOTAL VOTE. (No more late-hour shenanigans.)

See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40032-20...

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