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Space shortage slows county elections vote count

Skagit County Auditor Sandy Perkins has given election workers a ringing endorsement for their yeoman work processing tens of thousands of mail-in ballots.

But there's still room for improvement, she and elections supervisor Gabrielle Clay insist.

Only they are speaking in literal terms and not in reference to job performance.

"We need more space," Perkins explained during an hour-long interview with the Weekly News last Thursday as the Nov. 8 election votes continued to be counted under the watchful eyes of volunteer observers from both major political parties.

Cramped in a small, secure work...

 

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