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Bond issues will validate

The first ballot counts won’t be available until shortly after 8 p.m. tonight, but one thing is certain with the Spokane city and District 81 bond issue proposals.

They will validate, if they get enough yes votes.

Ballot return figures from the Spokane County Elections Office shows all cities, towns and school districts with something on the ballot are at least very close to the 40 percent validation figure. School levies don’t need that any more, now that they’ve been reduced to a simple majority.

But the City of Spokane, which has a bond issue along with a charter change, is at 39.5 percent, and Spokane School District 81, with both a levy and a bond issue is at 39.9 percent.

And let’s hear it for Rosalia, which has 62 percent of its ballots in. OK, so they only have 21 voters…but still, 13 have mailed them in.

Election ends at 8 p.m. If you still have your ballot,  you can mark it and mail it, but take it to the post office to make sure it’s postmarked today. Or go inside the blog to see a list of drop-boxes, where you can deposit by 8 p.m., without a stamp.


Airway Heights library, 1213 S. Lundstrom
Argonne library, 4322 N. Argonne Rd.
|Cheney library, 610 S. First
Deer Park
library, 208 S. Foster
Downtown Spokane library, 906 W. Main
Downtown Spokane transit center, 701 W. Riverside
East Central library, 524 S. Stone
Fairfield
library, 321 E. Main
Hillyard library, 4005 N. Cook
Indian Trail library, 4909 W. Barnes
Medical
Lake
library, 321 E. Herb
Moran Prairie library, 6004 S. Regal
North Spokane
library, 44 E. Hawhtorne
Shadle
Park library, 2111 W. Wellesley
South Hill library, 3324 S. Perry
Spokane
County Elections Office, 1033 W. Gardner
Spokane
Valley
library, 12004 E. Main

Registered voters who did not receive a ballot in the mail, or lost or damaged their ballots, can get replacement “provisional” ballot at a Voter Service Center on Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Service centers are located at the Elections Office, the downtown transit center, the North Spokane library, St. Mark’s Church at 316 E. 24th in south Spokane, and St. Anne’ Church at 712 E. Lake in Medical Lake.


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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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