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Hey! There’s an election going on here

Clock is ticking down to the deadline for turning in ballots for primary elections all over Washington state.

Most of the primaries are for city or town councils, school or fired district boards. But there's a hot five-way race for an open state representative seat in southeastern Washington's 9th District, and a proposal to extend a one-tenth of one percent sales tax in Spokane County.

If you haven't voted yet, and don't know the vote-by-mail rules, here's the drill:

Your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, which means you'll probably want to take it to the post office to make sure it's done in time. Or you can deposit it in a drop box, set up in key locations around your county, or take it to a voter service center.

A list of Spokane County drop boxes is inside the blog, as well as phone numbers for other surrounding county elections offices.

And if you live in Idaho? Relax. No election on Tuesday.

Voter service centers:

  • City Center                   Elections Office                        1033 W. Gardner Ave.
  • City Center                   STA Transit Plaza                     701 W. Riverside Ave.
  • Northside                     North Spokane Library             44 E. Hawthorne Rd.
  • South Hill                     St. Mark’s Church                    316 E. 24th Ave.           
  • West Plains                  St. Anne's Church                     712 E. Lake St. (Medical Lk.) 
  • Spokane Valley            CenterPlace                              2426 N Discovery Pl



Drop boxes:

  • Airway Heights Library           1213 S. Lundstrom St.
  • Argonne Library                       4322 N. Argonne Rd.  
  • Cheney Library                        610 S. First St.
  • Deer Park Library                    208 S. Forest Ave.      
  • Downtown Library                   906 W. Main Ave.
  • Downtown STA Plaza              701 W. Riverside Ave.
  • East Side Library                      524 S. Stone St.
  • Fairfield Library                        321 E. Main St.
  • Hillyard Library                        4005 N. Cook St.
  • Indian Trail Library                   4909 W. Barnes Rd.
  • Liberty Lake Library                 23123 E Mission Ave
  • Medical Lake Library               321 E. Herb St .
  • Moran Prairie Library               6004 S. Regal St.
  • North Spokane Library            44 E. Hawthorne Rd.
  • Otis Orchards Library               22324 E Wellesley Ave
  • Shadle Park Library                  2111 W. Wellesley Ave.
  • South Hill Library                     3324 S. Perry St.
  • Spokane Valley Library            12004 E. Main
  • Elections Office                        1033 W. Gardner  

    County Elections offices:

•Adams County:  (509) 659-3249
•Ferry County:  (509) 775-5200
•Lincoln County:  (509) 725-4971
•Pend Oreille County:  (509) 447-3185
•Spokane County: (509) 477-2320
•Stevens County:  (509) 684-7514
Whitman County:  (509) 397-6353

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.