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Group wants to change vote by mail deadline

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Group wants to change vote by mail deadline

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A conservative think tank wants Washington to change the vote by mail deadline.

Jason Mercier with the Washington Policy Center says the state should do away with the postmark by 8:00 p.m. deadline.

He says Oregon has had 15 years of success with a vote by mail system where ballots must be received by Election Day.

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A study by the center found that despite Oregon having a stricter deadline, it has consistently higher voter turnout than Washington. Oregon also has lower numbers of late ballot returns.