voter turnout

Election 2013
1:19 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

With Week Left, Ballots Trickling in from 3 Largest Counties

Elaine Thompson Associated Press

With one week until Election Day, voters in Washington’s three largest counties have been slow to return their ballots. But officials also say it’s too early to tell what that means for Election Day.

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10:43 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Low Voter Turnout Forecast for August Primary

Office of the Secretary of State

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It's that time of year when life slows down a bit, people go on vacation and they study the voters' guide for the summer primary. What? An election in August?  Yes, Aug. 6 to be exact. Because it's an off-year election with no presidential or gubernatorial candidates in the running, voter participation is predicted to be low.

Matt Barreto, an associate political science professor at the University of Washington, says the lack of interest could be caused by "voter fatigue."

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