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Mailing in Votes

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We are just 4 days away from Election Day. Secretary of State Sam Reed says a new election brings a new trend in voting.

Friday in Spokane, the Secretary of State talked about the impact voting by mail has had on state elections. On average, voter turnout has increased by 11% since the program started.

Reed says that 88% of voters will vote by mail in Tuesday's Election and that 67% of registered voters will cast a ballot. Reed ensures voters that voting by mail is safe and secure in Washington State. He does warn voters about waiting until the last minute.

If a vote is postmarked after Election Day, it is not counted in Washington.