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Washington election officials expect turnout to top 80 percent

A driver drops her ballot off in an alley on South Fourth Avenue in Walla Walla, Wash., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Michael Lopez/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP) ORG XMIT: WAWAL101 (Michael Lopez / AP)
A driver drops her ballot off in an alley on South Fourth Avenue in Walla Walla, Wash., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Michael Lopez/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP) ORG XMIT: WAWAL101 (Michael Lopez / AP)
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OLYMPIA – State officials expect more than 80 percent of Washington voters to return their ballots for Tuesday’s election.

As of Monday evening, the secretary of state’s office reported that more than 2 million ballots had already been received. The number of registered voters is more than 4.2 million.

Record turnout for the state was during the 2008 election, when 84.6 percent of voters participated. In 2012, turnout was 81.3 percent.

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