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Tue., July 15, 2014, 1:16 p.m.

Ballots start to go in mail tomorrow

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.

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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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