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By Ken Stern 

Record voter turnout possible

 

October 28, 2020

If you haven't voted, bring your ballot to the drop box in front of the La Conner Library today. Your vote will absolutely be counted if you vote here by 8 p.m. Tuesday. – Photo by Ken Stern

Skagit County voters are on their way to record breaking participation in the 2020 presidential election. With one week to go, the County’s election office had ballots for almost 53% of its registered voters, reported Laura Han, the County’s public information officer. On Oct. 27 elections staff had “signatured checked 29,700 ballots” and had collected approximately 15,000 additional ballots.

The elections office staff estimate turnout may be as high as 90% of the 85,159 registered voters. That will exceed the 87% participation in 2008 when Barak Obama first ran for president.

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