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Benton and Franklin County Voting Update

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - The election is over but counting continued and ballots kept rolling in Thursday afternoon.

Benton County election workers reported about 66 percent voter return and said that was very good.

In Franklin County voter return was about 63 percent.  Election workers in Benton and Franklin Counties said there were no close races.

On the ballots voters were asked about Initiative 937.  It would require some utilities to use a certain percentage of renewable energy.  State election workers said the yes votes have a slight lead, however state officials said that could change because there are many votes still uncounted.

Franklin County Auditor Zona Lenhart said, "It's always rewarding for us when we see a high voter turn out because elections aren't cheap, they are very expensive and we like to see everyone participating."

The Franklin County Auditor said normally, voter trends are established election night. 

Lenhart said they must have all ballots in their possession by November 27th.

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