Indiana Reflections: Paper Takes Time

I’m sure more reports will come out of Indiana, specifically Lake County, this week, but I can’t help but making one quick comment: paper takes time.

Lake County had a record number of absentee ballots, and they should have expected this if they’d been reading electionupdates!  
Paper takes time.  As we wrote on the blog during and after the California primary, local offices may have to be significantly retooled and reengineered if absentee ballot usage spikes.  
I’ve found only one report of problems in Lake (but really just complaints about the slow count).  Exactly what you’d expect in a state with a history of slow counts  and a county facing a record number of absentees.