One of the technology advances in reporting on elections – and one that campaigns are very thankful for, so they can really focus on bothering people who have not voted yet – is that the Secretary of State’s office compiles the data on who has returned a ballot to their respective county auditor’s office. Obviously we don’t know how people have voted – though we can guess – just that they have sent a ballot back.
So, no more calling each county to find out whose ballot is in hand. Just one web site.
And with that knowledge, Shift can tell you that over half the votes that will eventually be counted have already been cast – as 44.4% of the ballots were in as off 8 a.m. this morning. Since overall voter turnout is projected to be somewhere between 80 and 85%, that means a minority of potential voters are waiting until the final day or two to vote in Washington.
So, how about you?
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