THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — On Saturday night, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office tweeted that voters returned more ballots “than ever in history.”
After 8:30 p.m., the office reported that it had received over 139,000 ballots, which beat the previous record of 135,966 set in 2016.
Officials said, “turnout is just shy of 70%.”
The Secretary of State reported Saturday that 3,292,135 ballots had been received statewide, resulting in a turnout of 67.6% just three days before the election. It beat the previous record of 1,873,202 back in 2016, which had a 43.9% turnout.
The high number of ballots being returned also comes as a steady stream of people showed up at voting centers to get help with voting. Many who registered to vote cast their ballots.
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