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Reed Predicts 81 percent voter turnout

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed predicts an 81 percent turnout for the general election now under way by mail. 

Spokesman Dave Ammons says Reed expects turnout will be lower than the record 85 percent turnout four years ago. 

Washington has 3.85 million voters. More than 120,000 voters have been added to the rolls since the primary, and people can still register in person through October 29 at county election offices. 

Counties election workers are mailing ballots this week. Voters must return ballots by November 6.