Despite the headline, mailing the ballots is a privilege, not a problem.
While this is a big burden on Town Clerks, I have confidence that locally sending out ballots is better for voters than having the State try and coordinate the more than 150 ballot styles used throughout the state, and getting the right ballot to the right voter. I made this suggestion late last week, and was pleased to see that is the new direction.
What has not been made fully clear is the funding for Town Clerks. It's important that the money which would have gone to the mailing house be re-directed to them so they can hire more people, which they will most assuredly need.