Rather than wring hands, elected officials and other concerned citizens can find a solution to voter lethargy elsewhere in the Northwest. In Oregon, citizens have been voting by mail in presidential races since November 2000. In an advisory vote in Spokane County last November, about 58 percent of the registered voters preferred the vote-by-mail system, a new Washington option that county commissioners imposed in December. With voter participation low in the May primary, it's time for Idaho to allow a county option to vote by mail.
For the rest of my editorial re: vote-by-mail, click here.
Question: Agree? Disagree?