Vote By Mail, Not Cheaper, No Suprise

http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/07/01/22/100loc_a1election001.cfm

An analysis of Snohomish County’s switch last year to all-mail ballots shows elections are costing about the same.

“Right now, it’s cost neutral,” said county Auditor Carolyn Diepenbrock, former election manager. “Vote-by-mail is not cheaper.”

Then later in the same article:

In general, costs have shifted from paying workers to buying materials and paying vendors to print, sort and mail ballots.

So, to be clear, instead of volunteers and county workers getting paid to accurately count our votes at the precinct, now we pay PSI Group more money to print, sort, and buy more materials. Sounds like what us anti-VBM critics have been saying all along.

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