Mail Ballot Decentralization

Hello Voters and Supporters,

I have spent so much time writing about the non-administrative aspects regarding the director of elections election, that I have spent too little time writing about actual election administration process. So I am proposing the overhaul of the way ballots are handled at Elections. With the way the system is now, in a big county like King, a million ballots, for example, are thrown together with complicated codes and variances, and put through a mistake-prone system, including machines originally from a controversial company, and otherwise processed in a way that makes human and machine error virtually a certainty. This centralized system will be replaced if I am elected. I will implement a system of de-centralization in which there will be 250 divisions, with each division containing around 10 precincts, and thereby being responsible for the tabulation of 1/250 of the ballots that the present system accounts for in a single centralized system. The totals from the 250 divisions will simply be added together to get the final results for each measure or position. In a single entity, that cuts down the number of overall ballots from one million to four thousand (or whatever the particular ratio is depending on what the total number of ballots are in a particular election), and thereby will make processing less mistake prone, and errors or fraud easier to find. No more of a million ballots thrown together and hoping for the best.

- by Mark Greene

[revised on 9/16/11]

If possible, please, consider contributing to campaign (see disclaimer below before donating): click on the title link above and make selections of how you want to donate, or send check or money order to Mark Greene for Director of Elections Comm., P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Also, Mark is depending on supporters to spread the word about the campaign to get around the media bias regarding non-establishment campaigns. Thank you!

Disclaimer: Dean Logan is an ex-director of King County Elections and the predecessor to the present incumbent (both appointed by ex-executive Ron Sims).

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