Laurel joined The Spokesman-Review as a Report for America legislative reporter in our Olympia Bureau in June 2020 covering the Washington state legislature.
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With record primary turnout in August, Washington elections officials have been preparing for a 90% turnout in the general. Washington just sent out ballots within the last week, but if early returns, registration and North Idaho's absentee requests are any indication, the country will experience turnout like it's never had before.