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Election Turnout Predictions

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Thousands of ballots have already poured into the Franklin and Benton County Auditor's offices.

Between the two counties auditors said they've received just under 50,000 ballots so far. For weeks Auditors have been busy tallying cases of votes.

So far Franklin County has received 8,000 votes. Which means 40% of eligible voters have turned in their ballots. Auditors think they'll get 60% when all votes are tallied.

In Benton County Auditors have received 39,000 ballots. Which means 50% of voters have cast in ballots. Auditors here think they'll reach 70% percent when all votes are in.

That's high for Benton County, average for Franklin County, but they'd to see more people turn out and vote.

"It's what we expect. It's just our job to get the ballots to the voters and whether they choose to vote is their business," said Zona Lenhart, Franklin County Auditor.   

"I'd like to see 100% of voters participate because it really is important you cast your ballot," said Bobbie Gagner, Benton County Auditor.