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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-05 02:09 AM
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3. (WA - Snohomish) County ponders voting options

Published: Sunday, June 12, 2005

County ponders voting options

The County Council must decide whether to upgrade current voting machines or go to mail-only ballots.

By Jerry Cornfield
Herald Writer

EVERETT - Snohomish County must spend $1 million to make its touch-screen voting machines comply with a new state law, or it could save the money by switching to all-mail elections, according to a report that County Council members will review on Monday.

The analysis was prepared by county election officials. The council will discuss the report at a committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday. No action is expected. A public hearing will be held later in the month.

Council members are facing a decision because of two new state laws.

One allows counties to switch to mail ballot elections on a majority vote of the County Council. The other requires the county to equip its electronic voting machines with devices that provide a paper record for voters to review before submitting their choices. The law takes effect Jan. 1.

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