Today is the day for county elections offices in Washington to begin mailing out ballots for the Aug. 7 state primary.
Spokane County will start its mail "drop" of about 265,000 ballots, finishing it on Thursday.
All registered voters should receive their ballots by early next week. If you get to the end of next week, and still no ballot, you should contact your county elections office to find out what's going on. In Spokane County, that number is 509-477-2320. For contact information for other Washington counties, click here.
The ballot is fairly long, because some of the races have a long list of candidates who would love to have your vote. Chances are, there's a fair number you've never heard of. For information on candidates for state and local offices, check out The Spokesman-Review's Election Center and the Washington Secretary of State's Online Voter's Guide.
Once you've marked your ballot, you can either mail it in (postmarked by Aug. 7) or save a stamp by depositing it in a Drop Box.
A list of Spokane County Drop Box locations can be found inside the blog.
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 Street
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 Orchd. Library – 22324 E. Wellesley Ave.
Shadle Library – 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.
South Hill Library – 3324 S. Perry St.
Spok. Dwntwn Library – 906 W. Main Ave.
Spokane Valley Library – 12004 E. Main Ave.
STA Plaza – 701 W. Riverside Ave.