In the August 2015 Primary, King County recorded a new low for turnout at just 22% of all registered voters. With the exception of the 2012 General Election, which featured the Presidential tickets, turnout in King County has been on a steady slide since moving to an all vote by mail system.
When 78% of voters decide to sit out of our democratic process, we need to find ways to re-engage the electorate.
Linked below is some of the media coverage of the historically low turnout in this August's Primary.
The Seattle Times: Pathetic voter turnout for the Aug. 4 primary
Horses Ass: Turnout, Turnout, Turnout!