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Clock ticking down to primary deadline

The deadline for getting a primary ballot in is 8 p.m. tonight. 

If your ballot is still sitting on your counter or coffee table, you might want to consider marking it, putting it in the envelope and taking it to a drop box, because it would have to be post-marked by tonight and that would be difficult at this point.

Where is a drop box? you ask. In Spokane County, they are at public libraries and a few other places. For a list of addresses, click here.

For information on other counties' locations, click here. 

Can't find your ballot? You can get a replacement at a Voter Service Center. For Spokane County, those centers are listed at the bottom of this page. For other counties, click here.

And if you need to check just one more thing about one of the candidates on that ballot, try the links on the post below.

We'll be blogging the election returns as they come in, shortly after 8 p.m.

Help for procrastinating voters

So you found that ballot on the counter and had one of those “Oops” moments.

As in “Oops, I meant to figure out who deserves my vote in that legislative/county/congressional race. But I forgot.”

Not too late. One of the advantages of all mail voting is you have time to do research on the elections before casting the ballot. Not much time, at this point, because ballots are due by tomorrow. (For information on deadlines click here or see below.)

But there are resources to help you make your decision.

For starters (Warning: shameless plug to follow) there's The Spokesman-Review's Primary Election Center.

There's also the state Voter Guide, which has information on congressional, legislative and local races. You can get a custom-tailored guide for races where you are registered by going to My Vote and entering your information. 

Some counties have their own version of the online Voter Guide. Here's a link to Spokane County's Voter Guide.

Still have a question about a candidate's stand on a particular issue or concern? You could call or e-mail them, although they may be out knocking on doors or waving a campaign sign on a street corner. Here's a list of the contact information they supplied when filing for office. 

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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