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Benton County election workers hold out for good primary turnout

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PROSSER, Wash.- Benton County election workers say they're not too worried about the meager turnout so far for the August primary.

Only about 13 percent of the 93,884 ballots sent out last month have returned to the auditor's office, a considerably lower turnout than other primary elections. But election workers say they expect about 15-thousand ballots will show up next Monday and on election day on Tuesday.

Election workers say they still project the final voter turnout between 35 and 40 percent.

Ballots must be postmarked by August 7 or returned to one of the drop-off boxes throughout the county. For a location of a drop off box, click here.

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