A bill that will be considered next year in Utah would allow election officials to provide daily updates on post-election canvassing. The proposal, which has support of local election officials, would likely go a long way toward easing the pressure those offices feel from candidates and the media between Election Night and final certification.
San Mateo County’s November election – which featured mail ballots and a Colorado-style “ballot delivery” system – had a higher turnout than similar previous votes. Prepaid postage may have been a factor, but if the higher turnout numbers can be replicated elsewhere it could generate momentum for statewide adoption in California.
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Washington’s Grays Harbor County is losing its fourth election official in two years – a situation the auditor says is due to a mismatch between duties and resources under a tight county budget. Unfortunately, county legislators don’t seem to see the urgency and it looks like the office will have to scramble to be ready for 2016.