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Nov 01

State Voting Law Puts Burden on Counties

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 10:41 AM by Timothy Grisham

(courtesy of Methow Valley News)

Okanogan County, bigger than Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware — and with a population density of fewer than eight people per square mile — is anticipating a financial burden from a new state law that requires a ballot box in every city, town and census-designated place with an official U.S. post office. The law requires 12 boxes in addition to the four already in place.