Friday, November 26, 2010

Good for us!

Via the P.I....
The secretary of state's office says turnout for the November election was 71.24 percent - "the second highest midterm election turnout in state history. The state record for midterm election turnout is 71.85 percent, set in 1970."
I still miss my polling place, but turnout numbers like this will likely reduce my grumbling about all mail voting. A few points lower this year might have cost Democrats a number of legislative seats and at least one congressional seat. The State Supreme Court would be a less progressive body, as well.

Kudos, too, to the Democratic coordinated campaign for finding the key to GOTV in an all mail environment. I'm sure there will be refinements to come, but the campaigns, the Party, labor and other Democratic allies came together in an impressive effort and produced an impressive result.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

Given the lines to vote, in person, at King County Election headquarters, and at branches in Bellevue and in Seattle, there's still a need for having polling places; it seems. Maybe what should be done is have six or seven, spread around Seattle and Shoreline. That's where the population is greatest.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Shaun said...

I was surprised that something wasn't located in the north end. There was a drop box in Lake Forest Park, but a Shoreline polling station does seem to be in order.

9:16 PM  

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