Months of television commercials, weeks of campaign mailers and days of street-corner sign waving end today. The election is now out of the hands of the candidates and the consultants, and in the hands of the voters.
In Washington, where all ballots are cast by mail except in Pierce County, today is the day voters must have their ballots postmarked or placed in a deposit box before 8 p.m. Voters who have misplaced their ballots can get a replacement at a voter service center.
Drop boxes can be found at most public libraries in Spokane County. A full list of drop boxes and voter service centers for Spokane County, and phone numbers for elections offices in surrounding counties, can be found at www.spokesman.com/blogs/spincontrol.
In Idaho, voters can go to the polls between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to cast a ballot; under a new state law, all voters must present identification. Those who have been Idaho residents for at least 30 days but have not yet registered can register and vote at a polling place with valid picture identification and a document that contains a valid address in the precinct.
A link to precinct polling stations in Kootenai County can be found at spokesman.com/blogs/spincontrol.
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