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Washington's election security remains strong as 2018 General Election vote count approaches record


November 21, 2018

Ongoing county ballot counts for the 2018 General Election were drawing near Washington’s 48-year-old record midterm turnout of 71.85 percent of registered voters as of last Tuesday, Secretary of State Kim Wyman said. She credited the showing to strong voter interest and confidence in the integrity of state elections.

The convenience and security of Washington’s online voter-registration system and voter database constitute one of America’s soundest systems for electoral participation, Wyman said. Additional upgrades are planned to further safeguard elections integrity well ahead of the 2020 presidential election cycle.

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