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Secretary of state expects high voter turnout


Secretary of State Sam Reed on Thursday predicted a robust voter turnout of 81 percent in the General Election that is currently underway.  He said voters will be attracted by highly competitive races for president and governor, hot races for Legislature and Congress, and some of the most compelling ballot measures in the country.

Washington has over 3.85 million registered voters – an all-time high – and more are expected to be added, since new registrations are still being accepted in-person at county elections offices. About 120,000 new registrations have been added since the August primary.

 Washington’s historic average for presidential/gubernatorial year turnout since 195...

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