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Spin Control

Deadline for voting nears

Most Washington voters should take a few minutes, sort through their stacks of junk mail and find their primary ballots. Odds are you haven’t voted and sent them back.

At the end of last week, the Secretary of State’s office said turnout was at 13.4 percent statewide. In Spokane County it’s a bit better at 19.4 percent. But that means four out of five ballots are still sitting somewhere, unmarked and probably unread.

The ballots aren’t particularly long, so even voters who have spent the summer at “the lake” and haven’t paid any attention can bone up quickly and make an informed choice by checking out the Washington Primary link at the top of the newspaper’s website, or the Voter Guide link at the Spokane County Elections website.

Election Day is Tuesday. Ballots have to be postmarked or deposited in a drop box by 8 p.m. that day. 



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