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Early voting in Washington

In Washington, all registered voters are automatically mailed a ballot. They can also vote early in-person. In 2016, 98% of the total votes were cast early.

Mail-in ballots requested231,303

44%
42%
14%
DEMGOPOther

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned4,051,482

6%6%
94%
Mail-inIn-person

+30% from 2016

20162020
3,120,234
4,051,482
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is modeled by TargetSmart from multiple commercial sources.Data provided by TargetSmart

Washington Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 89 Del.89 Delegates

Full Washington Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    38%

    591,403

    + 46 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    36.6%

    570,039

    + 43 Delegates

  • DEM

    Elizabeth Warren

    9.2%

    142,652

Republican Primary/ 43 Del.43 Delegates

Full Washington Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    + 43 Delegates

How Washington voted

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won Washington state with 54 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, while Donald Trump received 38 percent. Washington is considered a safe blue state, having voted for the Democratic candidate in every presidential election cycle since 1988.

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClintonWinner

    54.3%

    1,742,718

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrump

    38.1%

    1,221,747

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats45%Men: republicans47%
Women
Women: Democrats62%Women: republicans30%
White
White: Democrats51%White: republicans40%
Black
Not enough data
Hispanic /Latino
Not enough data
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats51%College Graduate: republicans37%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats51%No College Degree: republicans42%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    56.2%

    1,755,396

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    41.3%

    1,290,670

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats53%Men: republicans44%
Women
Women: Democrats59%Women: republicans41%
White
White: Democrats53%White: republicans46%
Black
Not enough data
Hispanic /Latino
Not enough data
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats56%College Graduate: republicans41%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats54%No College Degree: republicans44%

More to the story in Washington 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
86,034+10.43%
-9.17%
Washington Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)