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Wyman certifies historic high-turnout midterm election


December 5, 2018

More voters participated in the 2018 General Election in any Washington state midterm before, according to vote counts certified today by Secretary of State Kim Wyman that totaled 3,133,448 ballots.

Statistics compiled by the Office of Secretary of State show that General Election turnout approached two additional participation records. The 71.83 percent of all registered voters who cast ballots in 2018 nearly topped the midterm record turnout of 71.85 percent set in 1970. Participation by 1,101 more voters would have set a new turnout record.

The total number of votes cast was the third-most in state history, behind only the Presidential Elections of 2016 and 2012. According to U.S. Cen...

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