Mark Trahant in the Seattle P-I advocates a variety of electoral reforms for the state of Washington. He is concerned about the possibility of fraud being greater in absentee voting. This leads him to wanting to back off on permanent absentee voting. He is also advocating requiring voters to show ID to be able to vote. His general concern is about increasing voter faith that the system is not subject to fraud. I share his concern, but think we need to examine throughly the implications of any reform.
Trahant goes on to advocate doing away with the primary and using Instant Runoff Voting for the general election. This would solve the issue faced by election officials about the short amount of time between the primary and general election since there would be no primary.