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November 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Washington midterm turnout lowest since disco era

Washington voter turnout in the midterms looks like it will set its lowest mark since the Bee Gees ruled the charts and Jimmy Carter sat in the White House. Despite our state’s easy-peasy vote-by-mail setup, just 53 percent of registered voters bothered, according to Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office. That’s the latest…


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October 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Nearly 300,000 ballots already received by King County

More than a week remains before the deadline for Washington voters to send in ballots for the all-mail Nov. 6 election. But hundreds of thousands of people in King County have already put their ballots in the mail or drop boxes. Call them the “decided” voters. About 280,000 ballots had been received by King County Elections


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August 7, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Ballots pouring in as election deadline looms

Volunteers work the phones to try and get out last minute voters at Democratic headquarters on primary election night (Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times). Voter turnout in today’s primary election seemed to start slow, elections officials said Tuesday, but several counties reported being slammed with more ballots than expected Monday and today. With four of…


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