Monday, March 23, 2009

The next step in brick and mortar elimination - do away with the polling place

Normally California is supposed to be the alfalfa-eating trendsetter for things, but Matt Munson noted that Washington and Oregon beat us to something, and that conservative Orange County was the next to adopt the new idea.

Orange County is doing something novel they are asking for permission from the state govenrment to make all elections mail only so they can save on staffing polling booths and sample ballot printing. Orange County expects to save $200,000 if the state approves this reform that is also used in Washington and Oregon.

It actually makes sense, inasmuch as everything has been computerized and centralized anyway. Provided that the mail works, this could be a good idea.

I just won't get an "I Voted" sticker any more.

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