Watch Your Mailbox For Ballots, Voter’s Guides
Election 2014 is less than a month away.
Ballots will soon be arriving in mailboxes in Washington and Oregon where the election is all vote-by-mail. Idaho voters still go to the polls, but about a quarter of Gem State ballots are cast absentee.
Washington state elections director Lori Augino said her office predicts 62 percent turnout for the November election.
“I’m optimistic that we will hit that 62-percent mark. And I think that because voters in this state get a ballot every election, and they get a voter’s pamphlet every election. So that’s two reminders that an election is coming up with all the information they need to cast that vote,” Augino said.
Turnout in a presidential year is typically more than 80 percent.
Washington, Oregon and Idaho still mail out statewide voters’ guides, but Augino said many states don’t.