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1 in 5 Spokane ballots in

About one of every five Spokane voters has returned a ballot for Tuesday's election.

The Spokane County Elections Office said it has slightly more than 59,000 ballots as of this morning's count, both from mail delivery and collections at the drop boxes around the county. That's about 21 percent of the more than 282,000 mailed out last month.

 In the City of Spokane, the contested races in council districts 2 and 3 are running slightly ahead of that average, while the District 1, where there's  no contested council race, is not surprisingly running behind average.

Many of the smaller towns are running around the county are running significantly ahead of the county's average turn-in rate. The City of Spokane Valley is a bit behind, at 18.6 percent.

Ballots that are mailed in must be postmarked by Tuesday. They can also be deposited in drop boxes at public libraries and other key locations around the county before 8 p.m. Tuesday. A list of drop box locations can be found inside the blog.



Airway Heights

1213 S Lundstrom St


4322 N Argonne Rd


610 First St

Deer Park

208 S Forest Ave


906 W Main Ave 

East Side

524 S Stone St  


305 E Main St  


4005 N Cook St 

Indian Trail

4909 W Barnes Rd 

Liberty Lake

23123 E Mission Ave 

Medical Lake

321 E Herb St

Moran Prairie

6004 S Regal St 

North Spokane

44 E Hawthorne Rd 

Otis Orchards

22324 E Wellesley Ave 

Shadle Park

2111 W Wellesley Ave

South Hill

3324 S Perry St 

Spokane Valley 12004 E Main Ave

STA Plaza

701 W Riverside Ave
Elections Office 1033 W Gardner Ave

Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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