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WA State uses paper ballots which are mailed weeks in advance of the election. The state also mails thick pamphlets detailing every issue and referendum and candidate, including the financial impact on the state budget, arguments pro and con (and rebuttals) and much more.

DH and I enjoy taking hours to vote, reading the pamphlets and discussing the issues. We fill in the little boxes with black ink, then seal and sign the envelopes.


Then we mail the ballots in pre-paid envelopes. (Actually, I drop ours into the town collection box to save the taxpayers the postage.) Obviously, the state then has valid, re-countable ballots and also signed envelopes to check against authentic signatures on our voter registration and driver's licenses.

This is the best system I have ever seen. I think everyone should use it.
Wendy
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