What to expect on election night in Washington state

The buildup to Tuesday’s election has been intense, but it’s finally here. And there are several reasons to expect that Tuesday won’t be a quiet evening in quarantine.

Voter turnout in 2020 could set a record in Washington state. And, depending on how events unfold on Tuesday, many observers predict people could take to the streets to express their feelings. 

Other states may also take longer to count ballots this year, since more states are relying on mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means the winner of the presidential election could be unclear on election night, said Todd Donovan, a political science professor at Western Washington University.