voter turnout http://kplu.org en With Week Left, Ballots Trickling in from 3 Largest Counties http://kplu.org/post/week-left-ballots-trickling-3-largest-counties <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With one week until Election Day, voters in Washington’s three largest counties have been slow to return their ballots. But officials also say it’s too early to tell what that means for Election Day.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:19:08 +0000 Ed Ronco 10701 at http://kplu.org With Week Left, Ballots Trickling in from 3 Largest Counties Low Voter Turnout Forecast for August Primary http://kplu.org/post/low-voter-turnout-forecast-august-primary <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's that time of year when life slows down a bit, people go on vacation and they study the </span><a href="https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">voters' guide for the summer primary</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. What? An election in August? &nbsp;Yes, Aug. 6</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to be exact. Because it's an off-year election with no presidential or gubernatorial candidates in the running, voter participation is predicted to be low.</span></p><p><a href="http://faculty.washington.edu/mbarreto/" target="_blank">Matt Barreto,</a> an associate political science professor at the University of Washington, says the lack of interest could be caused by "voter fatigue."</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:43:55 +0000 Jennifer Wing 9360 at http://kplu.org Low Voter Turnout Forecast for August Primary