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Pierce County turnout beating previous elections

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2010 at 9:10 am with 2 Comments »
November 2, 2010 9:10 am

As expected, voter turnout looks to be healthy in this election, judging by the percentage of ballots returned as of Monday. In Pierce County, 42.4 percent of mail ballots had been received as of yesterday. That compares favorably to the previous mid-term elections 2006 (35.65 percent) and 2002 (33.13 percent). It is still far behind presidential year elections of 2004 (93.03 percent) and 2008 (84.98 percent).

Statewide, Secretary of State Sam Reed is sticking with his prediction of a 66 percent turnout – the best mid-term turnout in decades. Here’s the ballot return rate in major counties as of Monday:

CountyBallots Returned 11/1
Kitsap47.78
Spokane44.86
Pierce42.99
Thurston41.88
Clark41.62
Yakima40.97
King38.13
Snohomish37.3

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. UnbiasedReporter says:

    Of course the King County count is still low….it takes time for the caretakers to pick up the votes of the ‘living impaired’ and get them in.

  2. retired81 says:

    By their numbers, they still have about a million votes to count.

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