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Washington state sees huge voter turnout early on in general election

Approximately 25% of voters in Washington state have already sent in their filled out ballots.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A quarter of Washington state voters have already turned in their ballots for the 2020 general election. 

The Secretary of State's office reports 1,208,238 ballots were turned in by Oct. 21. There are a total of 4,828,253 registered voters in the state. 

That's a big difference from the same timeframe in 2016 when the number of returned ballots was just around 10%. A total of 78.76% voted in the 2016 general election.

King County, the state's largest, has already seen 26% voter turnout. King County Elections expects a record turnout in this election of an estimated 90%.

You can find your ballot drop box here in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. The Secretary of State's office has statewide voting information available here.