High Voter Turn Out in Lincoln and Pend Oreille County | Community Spirit
It’s for sure that the majority of voters in two Eastern Washington counties did not leave their ballots on the kitchen counter. Lincoln and Pend Oreille County are in the top ten for voter turn out in Washington State.
More than 60 percent of voters cast their vote for their favored candidate and state initiatives.
Lincoln County elections deputy, Tina Brown says they’ve always had high voter turn out.
“We have committed voters. Those registered voters-- We’re so rural, everyone turns out to support their communities,” Brown said. She continued, “They think its important to keep things going in our community or things would dry up.”
Lincoln County had 64.09% voter turn out. Out of the 6,923 registered voters, 4,437 ballots were returned. At this point they have no more ballots left to count.
Pend Oreille County was unavailable for comment, but they ranked number five in the state for voter turn out. 62.25% of 7,981 registered voters returned their ballots. As of November 14th, they only had 40 ballots left to count.