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Mon., Nov. 7, 2011, 10:26 p.m.

Uh-oh. Some ballots might not have been mailed

OLYMPIA -- Nearly 21,000 residents who either signed up to vote or updated their registration by using a state web site might not  have been mailed a ballot or may have been sent a ballot for their old address.

The Washington Secretary of State's office said late Monday that some voters who used the Department of Licensing's web site to register or change their address may not have received a ballot because the DoL computer wasn't sending that  information to the SecState computer.

Nearly 15,000 voters who tried to update their registration address when they updated their drivers license address filled out a form online and on time, but that information wasn't forwarded to the Secretary of State's office until last Friday. Some of those voters may have received ballots that were sent to a previous address and forwarded to them; others may not have received a ballot

Almost 6,000 who weren't registered may have filled out the "update your voter registration" form which doesn't have enough information for a new registration.

So what's a wouldbe voter to do? On Election Eve, the Secretary of State's office says if you believe you registered but haven't received a ballot -- or if you changed your address but received a ballot for your old location -- go to your county elections office or a Voter Service Center to fill out a registration form and cast a provisional ballot.

For information on the location of county elections offices and voter service centers, click here.

Voter Service Centers
Elections Office                1033 West Gardner, Spokane
STA Plaza                           701 West Riverside, Spokane
North Spokane Library       44 East Hawthorne, Spokane
St. Mark's Church               316 E. 24th Ave., Spokane
CenterPlace                      2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley
Cheney Library                    610 First St., Cheney
(For a map or directions to any of the service centers, click on the address)
Drop Box Locations
Airway Heights Library       1213 S. Lundstrom St.
Argonne Library                   4322 N. Argonne Rd.
Cheney Library                     610 First St.  
Deer Park Library                 208 S. Forest Ave.
East Side Library                  524 S. Stone St.       
Elections Office                    1033 W. Gardner Ave.
Fairfield Library                     305 E. Main St.
Hillyard Library                      4005 N. Cook St.       
Indian Trail Library                4909 W. Barnes Rd.
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.       
Otis Orchards Library            22324 E. Wellesley Ave.
Shadle Library                        2111 W. Wellesley Ave.
South Hill Library                    3324 S. Perry St.      
Spokane Downtown Library  906 W. Main Ave.
Spokane Valley Library           12004 E. Main Ave.     
STA Plaza                                   701 W. Riverside Ave.

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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