While the rest of the US debates the pros and cons of vote by mail, the majority of voters in Western states — red and blue — are already doing it. “In 2018, 69% of votes in the West were cast by mail” compared “to just 27% in the rest of the nation,” according to Vote at Home, a non-partisan advocacy group. One of they keys to the success of vote by mail in the West: “Locally elected county clerks, some elected on a partisan basis, others on a nonpartisan basis, have been at the vanguard of this approach to elections.”




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