Sam Reed http://kplu.org en Washington Secretary of State to retire http://kplu.org/post/washington-secretary-state-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 http://kplu.org Washington could become all vote-by-mail state http://kplu.org/post/washington-could-become-all-vote-mail-state <p>Washington would become an all vote-by-mail state <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1002.pdf">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 http://kplu.org Washington could become all vote-by-mail state