Ballots for the Aug. 17 Top Two primary are being dropped in the mail today and Thursday.
That explains why the number of political commercials on television and the radio are starting to increase, and campaign signs are sprouting like dandelions all over the community.
Rules are the same as always. Mark the ballot anytime between the moment you receive them and the evening of Aug. 17. Follow the directions, because some inks drive the computer scanners crazy.
Put the ballot in the double-envelope system. Sign the outer envelope. If you are mailing it in, put a stamp on it, and if it's like Aug. 16 or 17, make sure that the box where you're putting it has pickup before the election day so it can get postmarked in time.
Or save yourself a stamp and take it to a drop-off box. Generally speaking, they're at public libraries, with a few other spots thrown in. A full list of locations is inside the blog.
Argonne Library 4322 N Argonne Rd
Deer Park Library 208 S Forest Ave
Elections Office 1033 W. Gardner Ave.
Hillyard Library 4005 N. Cook St.
Liberty Lake Library 23123 E Mission Ave
Moran Prairie Library 6004 S. Regal St.
Otis Orchards Library 22324 E Wellesley Ave
South Hill Library 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane Valley Library 12004 E Main Ave