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caption: King County voter Paulette drops of her ballot on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the Garfield Community Center drop box along East Cherry Street in Seattle.
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King County voter Paulette drops of her ballot on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the Garfield Community Center drop box along East Cherry Street in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

How many people voted in Washington's 2022 primary?

Voter turnout was different from county-to-county in Western Washington for the August primary. But one thing that King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties all had in common — they couldn't make it to 40% voter turnout.

For the most part, voter turnout in 2022 was on par with the last primary election.

King County elections officials have certified the results for the Aug. 2 primary election. A total of 39% of registered voters cast ballots on, or before, primary day. In 2018, King County had 43% voter turnout for the primary.

In Pierce County, 36.4% of voters turned out for the primary. That's a little more than the 34.38% of voters who participated in the 2018 midterm primary.

A total of 37.5% of voters participated in the primary in Snohomish County. The Everett Herald reports that figure is roughly the same as the 2018 midterms in Snohomish County. The Herald further reports that 3,008 ballots were rejected this primary — they arrived late, they weren't signed, or they were for the wrong election.

Statewide, 40.79% of voters turned out for the 2018 primary election. This year, 40.43% of Washington voters participated in the primary.