In this file photo from 2012, ballots are counted in Thurston County. Recent changes in the standard mailing times for First Class Mail, combined with rare problems with postmarks, have elections officials telling voters to mail their ballots early.
In this file photo from 2012, ballots are counted in Thurston County. Recent changes in the standard mailing times for First Class Mail, combined with rare problems with postmarks, have elections officials telling voters to mail their ballots early. Steve Bloom The Olympian
In this file photo from 2012, ballots are counted in Thurston County. Recent changes in the standard mailing times for First Class Mail, combined with rare problems with postmarks, have elections officials telling voters to mail their ballots early. Steve Bloom The Olympian

‘New reality’ of vote-by-mail includes delays and problems with postmarks

October 26, 2016 11:56 AM