About half of Washington 3.9 million registered voters have already returned ballots for Tuesday’s general election, and state elections staffers are urging everyone else to get ballots in early.
“Don’t wait to the last minute. It’s going to be crowded. There may be parking problems” at some drop-off sites, Katie Blinn, state elections co-director, cautioned on Monday. Blinn said the rate of early voting through Monday makes it more likely turnout will hit the 81 percent predicted by Secretary of State Sam Reed after a dismal August primary when fewer than 39 percent voted.
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