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In Our Opinion: Once again, area voter apathy in primary prevails


August 16, 2012

With most of the vote tabulating done it appears Washington's primary election turnout is going to fall far short of Secretary of State Sam Reed's projection of 46 percent. And that's too bad.

As of Monday, Aug. 13, 36.08 percent of registered Washington voters had cast a ballot in the Aug. 7 primary. Spokane County's count was just ahead of the state, with 38.41 percent voting as of Aug. 13. Jefferson County voters topped all counties with a 57.03 percent turnout while Cowlitz County brought up the rear at 28.32 percent.

Granted, voter turnout in Spokane County wasn't as bad as in past pri...

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