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So Oregon leads the country in our unique vote by mail system, which Washington State has recently adopted as well. It's a pretty good system, though we are still not tops when it comes to voter participation; we were 9th in 2008 and 14th in 2012. So how can we do better?
Well there are a few things, like same-day voter registration and the like. But probably the easiest ways is to make our vote by mail return envelopes postage paid. If we do this, we will be able to increase voter turnout, at very little cost for a statewide race; under $1Million per general election. This is a huge bang for the buck in return!
I've talked to a couple politicians about this, and created a Credo Mobilize campaign. If you're interested, sign the petition at: http://www.credomobilize.com/...
Originally posted to walterhpdx on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 05:36 AM PST.