Elections officials have received more than half of the ballots of all registered voters in Washington state who mailed or dropped off their ballots by the 8 p.m. Election Day deadline on Tuesday.
The Washington Secretary of State's office reports that 53.4 percent of the more than 4.3 million registered voters have been returned as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Garfield County in southeastern Washington state leads in early-bird voters, with 76.5 percent of ballots already received, while Seattle's King County was ahead of the statewide average with its tally at 56.3 percent.
Washington is a vote-by-mail state, and voters still have time to have their ballot placed in a secure drop box.
In 2014, 54.16 percent of registered voters sent in their ballots, according to the Secretary of State's website.