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Vote turnout here behind overall state mark

 

December 6, 2018



Out of Whitman county’s 25,130 registered voters, 17,565 cast ballots in this years general election for a turnout at 69.9 percent. That is almost two percent lower than the overall state turnout of 71.83 percent.

The 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. According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, of the total population of eligible voters in Washington, 60 percent participated.

Washington state tallied 3,133,448 ballots return...



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