Vote-by-mail showing that it’s a system well designed for Alaska’s unusual election administration challenges. From the local KTUU, an NBC-affiliated television station:
In year-two of the vote by mail election process, workers are using experience from 2018 to streamline this year’s ballot collection and counting.
Dennis Wheeler, a project manager from Resource Data, has been working with the Municipality of Anchorage for around three years to make the transition from a traditional election model.
Wheeler tells KTUU that this year, the reduced staff size is a sign that the process is working more efficiently, and translating to a lower cost per vote for tax payers.
“We’ve realized the systems are reliable and consistent. As we trained up and got more experience to grow more efficient in what we do, we’ve changed procedure to make the process easier and move along more smoothly.” He said. “We’re making great strides in providing a much more efficient election process.”