by Brian Zylstra | November 17th, 2010
Prior to this November’s General Election, Secretary Reed predicted that Washington’s voter turnout would be 66 percent of the state’s 3.6 million registered voters. Days after the election, we updated that forecast by saying that the statewide turnout could reach 70 percent.
The revised prediction came true late Tuesday, as turnout reached 70.04 percent. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the voter turnout stands at 70.36 percent, with over 2.5 million ballots counted. Go here to see county-by-county voter turnout figures.
We’re still a little short of the 71.15 percent mark established in 1958 and the 71.85 percent plateau reached in 1970.
Counties have to certify their General Election results by November 23.