Make Your Vote Count In Primaries Today
It’s election day in Spokane County and many other locations around Washington state.
That means voters have from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to get to the polls and cast ballots on primaries for city offices or special tax proposals.
The City of Spokane has a busy ballot, with 13 candidates vying for three City Council seats. The two candidates with the most votes in each race advance to the Nov. 7 general election; voters can only choose one candidate per race.
City voters also are being asked whether a science center should be built in the Riverfront Park pavilion. Voters outside the city limits don’t get a chance to cast a ballot on the referendum.
Voters in Spokane County Commissioner District No. 1, the northeastern third of the county, have a choice between six candidates - three Republicans, two Democrats and an independent. One member of each party will advance to the general election, as will independent Chris Anderson if he receives at least 1 percent of the votes. Again, voters can vote for only one of the six.
The County Library District has a bond issue, as does the Reardan-Edwall School District. Spangle, Cheney and Airway Heights have primaries, as do the Spokane, Central Valley and East Valley school districts and the Valley’s Fire District 1.
Voters in Stevens, Ferry, Lincoln and Whitman Counties have a variety of municipal and school district primaries and bond issues.
On the West Side, King County voters will decide whether to raise their sales taxes to build a new baseball stadium for the Seattle Mariners.
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