What does appointed Thurston County Auditor Gary Alexander have against college students voting? In 2008 he voted against legislation requiring community colleges and universities to make voter registration forms available to students. The bill also directed the schools to work with their student governments to conduct nonpartisan voter information activities.
He has opposed bills to make Washington a vote-by-mail state. And this year he voted against legislation to require postage-free ballot drop boxes at community colleges and universities. He has not put ballot drop boxes at South Puget Sound Community College.
He issued a press release saying there would be a “pilot project” drop box at The Evergreen State College; however, there is no mention of the Evergreen drop box in the county voters’ pamphlet; all others are listed on page 6. Is he trying to hide its existence? Why doesn’t Gary Alexander want to encourage college and university students to vote?