Turnout for primary is expected to rise

August 2, 2012

By Staff

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The top elections official in Washington, Secretary of State Sam Reed, predicts above-average turnout in the August primary election — 46 percent, or about 3 percent more than the last comparable election.

The summer primary — bumped up to Aug. 7 to accommodate military and overseas voters — allows local voters a chance to decide a property tax measure and cull the field in federal, judicial, legislative and statewide contests.

The electorate selects the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, in the all-mail primary election. The top vote recipients then advance to an all-mail general election Nov. 6.

The ballot contains a King County property tax measure, Proposition 1.

King County Council members placed a $200 million property tax levy on the ballot to fund a replacement for the aging Youth Services Center, a juvenile detention facility in Seattle.

Voters must postmark ballots by Aug. 7 or drop ballots at a designated location by 8 p.m. Election Day.

Redrawn political boundaries go into effect for the August and November contests.

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