All of Washington’s 3.7 million voters receive their primary ballots by mail, and had to have them postmarked and in the mail by Tuesday or dropped off at specialized boxes around the state by 8 p.m. Ballots were sent out last month.
All of the state’s 39 counties reported their initial returns Tuesday night, and will do updates to their counts as ballots continue to arrive in the mail in the coming days.
Secretary of State Sam Reed has predicting a 46 percent turnout. The average of the last six primaries in similar election years is 43 percent, and the highest primary turnout in recent years was 45.8 percent in 1992. (AP)