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Ballots on the way for Aug. 17 primary

If you’re wondering why political commercials on television and the radio are starting to increase and campaign signs are sprouting like dandelions all over the community, the answer is simple: Ballots for the Aug. 17 primary are being mailed out Wednesday and today.

All Washington counties except Pierce conduct their elections entirely by mail.

Voters can cast their ballots anytime until the evening of Aug. 17. Mailed ballots must be stamped and postmarked by election day.

Voters can save a stamp by putting the envelope in a drop box. Most boxes in Spokane County are at public libraries. Others are at the Elections Office at 1033 W. Gardner Ave. and the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza downtown.

Jim Camden

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