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Time running out on those ballots

If you still have your primary ballot somewhere around the house, well you're pretty much like most people in Washington.

Less than a fourth of all ballots in Spokane County had been returned as of Monday morning, and elections officials' optimistic scenario has a turnout of about 40 percent. 

But for procrastinating voters, there's still time to mark, seal and sign the return envelope with that ballot, then mail it in or deposit it at a drop box.

Mailing it in? Remember it has to be postmarked by Tuesday, so if you put it out in your mailbox for pickup tomorrow, it might not get marked in time. Better to take it to the post office.

Dropping it off? Each county sets up drop boxes at key locations. In Spokane County, those include the public libraries, and the addresses are inside the blog. For other counties, click here to get contact or drop off locations.

You say you were planning to vote but you lost your ballot, or the dog ate it or the kids spilled soda on it? You can get a replacement by calling the elections office, or going to a Voter Service Center between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., Tuesday. A list for Spokane's service centers are inside the blog. For other counties, contact your elections office

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 Orchards Library                 22324 E. Wellesley Ave.   

Shadle Library                            2111 W. Wellesley Ave.                 

South Hill Library                        3324 S. Perry St. 

Spok. Downtown Library              906 W. Main Ave.                                     

Spokane Valley Library               12004 E. Main Ave.           

STA Plaza                                   701 W. Riverside Ave.

Voter Service Centers

Elections Office 1033 W Gardner Ave
STA Transit Plaza   701 W Riverside Ave
North Spokane Library   44 E Hawthorne Rd
St. Mark’s Church    316 E 24th Ave
CenterPlace  2426 N Discovery Pl
Cheney Library 610 First St



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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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