A Big Turnout is Expected for Todays All Mail in Election in Washington
It's election day across the country and a huge turnout is expected in Washington State. A record 3.9 million ballots were sent out for the states all mail in ballot. Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, on "The Mike Bastinelli Show" said that he expects a turnout of at least an 81 % turnout. The record turnout in Washington was 84% which was the turnout in the 2008 election. Reed says the average turnout in a Presidential and Gubernatorial election is 79%. In Yakima County a record 106 thousand ballots were sent out and County Auditor Corky Mattingly expects a near record 80 to 85 % turnout. Also on "The Mike Bastinelli Show" Mattingly said that her office will begin to count ballots just after 8 o'clock tonight. Washington and Oregon are the only two states in the country which have all mail in elections.