OLYMPIA — Certification of the August 1 Primary has been completed, setting the stage for November’s general election in counties across Washington.
More than 1.1 million voters statewide participated in the August Primary, a 28.9% turnout by voters in the 36 counties which held an election. Issues on voters’ ballots included city and county elected offices, school and fire district positions, and local ballot proposals.
“The August Primary was very well run in counties across the state,” Secretary of State Steve Hobbs said. “Now our work turns to getting voters informed and motivated to make their voices heard in the November General Election.”
Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State oversees a number of areas within state government, including managing state elections, registering corporations and charities, and governing the use of the state flag and state seal. The office also manages the State Archives and the State Library, documents extraordinary stories in Washington’s history through Legacy Washington, oversees the Combined Fund Drive for charitable giving by state employees, and administers the state’s Address Confidentiality Program to help protect survivors of crime.