Election 2014 is just over three weeks 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.
Lori Augino: “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.”
Turnout in a presidential year is typically over 80 percent.
Washington, Oregon and Idaho still mail out statewide voters’ guides. But Augino said many states don’t.