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Reed predicts 47% turnout for Nov. 8 election

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Oct. 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
October 27, 2011 11:11 am

Washington’s secretary of state Sam Reed said today that voter turnout for the Nov. 8 general election should hit 47 percent, despite it being the first vote-by-mail November election in state history.

Reed, who is the state elections chief, explained in a news release his forecasted turnout, if accurate, would be “a little lower than the past two off-year elections, reflecting a lack of major races or hotly contested and controversial ballot measures that would spur heavy interest.”

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