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Huge turnout expected for November 6th election

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PASCO, Wash. - Ballots are scheduled to be arriving soon and election officials are predicting a big turnout this year.

In Franklin County, despite the third worst voter turnout in the state for the primary, is expecting to count 85% of the 29,000 ballots they sent out.

"We did look at our disappointing primary turnout and have put together a couple different ideas to try to drive turnout. Make people aware that they, you know, have their ballots, get them voted, get them back," said Franklin County Auditor Matt Beaton.

Beaton's office is planning to air a public service announcement to encourage people to get their votes in. 

Benton County ballots were mailed out Wednesday and should be arriving in mailboxes by the beginning of next week. They're expecting a 90% return this year. Yakima County is expecting an 80% turnout.

Election officials say a lot of people are interested in the election this year because of the presidential race and the controversial initiatives to legalize marijuana and same sex marriage.

 

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