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This is it: Last day to vote

Months of television commercials, weeks of campaign mailers and days of street-corner sign waving end today. The election is now out of the hands of the candidates and the consultants, and in the hands of the voters.

In Washington, which has all-mail voting in all counties except Pierce County, today is the day voters must have their ballots postmarked, or placed in a deposit box before 8 p.m. Voters who have misplaced their ballots can get a replacement at a voter service center.

Drop boxes can be found at most public libraries in Spokane County. A full list of drop boxes and voter service centers for Spokane County, and phone numbers for elections offices in surrounding counties, can be found inside the blog.

In Idaho, voters can go to the polls between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to cast a ballot; under a new state law, all voters must present valid identification before receiving a ballot. A valid driver’s license or state ID card, a U.S. passport, a tribal identification card, a current student ID card issued by a state high school or a college in the state will be accepted.

Those who have been Idaho residents for at least 30 days, but have not yet registered, can register and vote at a polling place with  valid picture identification and a document that contains a valid address in the precinct.

A link to precinct polling stations in Kootenai County can be found here .

Tonight you can follow election results at spokesman.com/elections for the latest results and reaction, live updates on Twitter from Spokesman-Review and KHQ reporters, photos from the election night gatherings. And go to @spokesmanreview on Twitter for breaking news on the election and more.


Spokane County drop box locations:

•Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St.
•Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road
•Cheney Library, 610 S. First St.
•Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave.
•Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave.
•STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave.
•East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St.
•Fairfield Library, 321 E. Main St.
•Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St.
•Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road
•Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E Mission Ave.
•Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St.
•Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St.
•North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road
•Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave.
•Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.
•South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St.
•Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave.
•Elections Office, 1033 W. Gardner Ave.

Spokane County Voter Service Centers

•Elections Office, 1033 W. Gardner Ave.
•STA Plaza, downtown Spokane, 701 W. Riverside
•North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne
•South Spokane, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave
•Spokane Valley, Centerplace, 2426 N. Discovery Place
•West Plains, Cheney Library, 610 First St.

Questions about where drop boxes or service centers are in other counties, about replacement ballots, or whether you’re eligible to vote? Call your County Elections Office:
•Adams: 509-659-33449
(509) 659-3249 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting•Ferry: 509-775-5200end_of_the_skype_highlighting
•Lincoln: 509-725-4971
•Pend Oreille: 509-447-3185
Spokane: 509-447-3185
end_of_the_skype_highlighting•Stevens: 509-684-7514
end_of_the_skype_highlighting•Whitman: 509-397-6353
(509) 397-6353 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting


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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.

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