Our View: All-mail election needs immediacy


Last updated 11/16/2020 at 11:55am

All-mail election needs immediacy.

If we can’t provide it, maybe we should return to polling place voting

Over the last few months, all eyes have been on Washington’s 16-year-old vote-by-mail system.

National media has been holding it up as an example of what should become the norm nationwide. But should it?

Yes, we have fastidious local election employees resolving problems. And yes, we have years of experience making vote-by-mail work. But the nation isn’t ready for all-mail elections, whether it’s our system or another state’s.

Simply put, voting by mail appears to erode confid...

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