Columbia County leads state in voter turnout


Columbia County outstripped all other counties in the state for voter turnout in Tuesday's general election, with 72 percent of registered voters returning their ballots.

For the first time in several elections, Garfield County was back in the pack, with 61 percent, behind Jefferson County with 64 percent, and San Juan County with 66 percent turnout.

Walla Walla County's turnout was 53 percent, a good showing against the state average of 44 percent, according to information provided by the Washington Secretary of State's Web site, and posted at 5:50 p.m. Friday.


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