Reporting results by precinct is important for transparency and public confidence in our electoral system. Any suspicious variation in electoral results would most likely be apparent in precinct reported results rather than in results reported from larger pooled data from counties. Confidence in our electoral system is critical to a functioning democracy.
As the elections board works to refine our vote by mail system, our elected representatives should mandate that it be designed to report results by precinct. If there are costs to implementing the mandate they will probably be more than covered by decreased costs of reducing the need for multiple early voting stations.