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Time to register running out

Washington residents who want to cast a ballot in the Aug. 18 primary have to be registered by Monday, or they’re out of luck.

Those who aren’t registered, but want to, must register in person at their local county elections office by filling out a form. On-line registration, which is available most of the year, will not allow a new voter to be on the books in time for the primary.

In Spokane, that would mean a prospective voter wouldn’t be able to cast a ballot on a countywide proposal to continue a sales tax for law enforcement. Many cities and towns and some school and fire districts also have primaries that will trim the number of candidates for local office down to two for the November election.

In most counties. the elections office is at or near the county courthouse. In Spokane, it’s two blocks away at 1033 W. Gardner.Click here to find other addresses.

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