County elections offices around the state will begin mailing out ballots Wednesday to the state's voters. Spokane County elections officials say they will be mailing out more than 275,000 in two batches, Wednesday and Thursday.
If you are registered to vote and don't get a ballot by the following Friday, July 25th, call the elections office, which in Spokane is 509-477-2320 about a replacement ballot. (Live in another county and need their number? Click here.)
If you aren't registered to vote, but would like to be (and are a qualifying Washington resident) you have until July 28th to sign up in person at the Elections Office, which in Spokane would be at 1033 W. Gardner. Can't do it online, or by mail. Have to show up in person. Sort of the price you pay for putting it off too long.
The ballots must be marked, placed in the signed envelope and returned, either by depositing them in a drop box before 8 p.m. Aug. 5, or by mailing them back so they are postmarked no later than Aug. 5. Yes, if you mail your ballot you will have to put a stamp on the envelope. No, we will not listen to complaints about how this is unfair or as unconscionable as the poll tax.
Your best bet for a drop box is probably the closest public library. For a list of drop box locations go 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 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.