Sam Reed en Washington Secretary of State to retire <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Washington voters will select a new Secretary of State in 2012. Republican Sam Reed announced [today] Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his third term and not seek re-election.</p><p>Reed has held elective office for 35 years, first as Thurston County Auditor. He says he&#39;s disappointed he didn&#39;t get to usher in the era of Internet-based voting.</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:44:16 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1975 at Washington could become all vote-by-mail state <p>Washington would become an all vote-by-mail state <a href="">under a bill being considered</a> by a State Senate committee.</p><p>Pierce County is the last in the state that still allows polling places and some of the county’s voters want to keep it that way.</p><p>Lakewood resident Erika Cranmer testified that she has not missed an election since she became an American citizen in 1951. The German native told lawmakers she does not trust vote-by-mail:</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:06:40 +0000 Brianna Butterfield & KPLU News Staff 575 at Washington could become all vote-by-mail state