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Kittitas County’s Nov. 3 general election ballot returns climbed by nearly 1,000 votes on Wednesday, according to the Kittitas County Auditor’s website.

As of Wednesday’s count, 56.22% of the ballots had been returned. Between Oct. 27 and 28, 948 ballots were returned. The total returned is at 16,941. The county has issued 30,133 ballots for the election.

Election Day is Nov. 3. Ballots can must be submitted in the mail by that day (postage provided on envelope) or returned to a county drop box by 8 p.m., Nov. 3. Because of the high turnout expected for the election, election officials across the country have been requesting voters return ballots early.


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