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Time is running out to get primary ballot in

You know those Washington primary ballots that have been sitting in pile of mail for the last three weeks? They need to be turned in by 8 p.m. Tuesday or they won't be counted.

Once they've been marked and placed in the signed envelope, you have two choices: Mail them or take them to a drop box.

To mail them, they'll need a first-class stamp, and they must be postmarked by Tuesday. It's a good idea to take them to a post office, rather than leaving them in a mailbox for later pickup.

To put them in a drop box, they don't need a stamp. Each county decides where to put drop boxes, and contact numbers and websites for all Washington county elections offices can be found here

If you've lost or destroyed your ballot, you can get a replacement at a voter service center.

Here's a list of the drop box locations in Spokane County: 

Location                                 Address                       
Elections Office                      1033 W Gardner Avenue
Airway Heights Library           1213 S Lundstrom Street
Argonne Library                      4322 N Argonne Road
Cheney Library                       610 First Street 
Deer Park Library                   208 S Forest Avenue 
Downtown Spokane Library   906 W Main Avenue 
East Side Library                    524 S Stone Street 
Fairfield Library                      305 E Main Street 
Hillyard Library                      4005 N Cook Street 
Indian Trail Library                4909 W Barnes Road 
Liberty Lake Library              23123 E Mission Avenue 
Medical Lake Library             321 E Herb Street 
Moran Prairie Library             6004 S Regal Street
North Spokane Library          44 E Hawthorne Road 
Otis Orchards Library           22324 E Wellesley Avenue 
Shadle Park Library              2111 W Wellesley Avenue 
South Hill Library                  3324 S Perry Street 
Spokane Valley Library         12004 E Main Avenue 
STA Plaza                              701 W Riverside Avenue 
Here's a list of the voter service centers for Spokane County:
Area           Location                    Address 
Downtown Elections Office           1033 W Gardner Avenue 
   or             STA Transit Plaza       701 W Riverside Avenue 
Northside North Spokane Library   44 E Hawthorne Road 
South Hill St. Mark's Church          316 E 24th Avenue
Spokane Valley CenterPlace         2426 N Discovery Place 
West Plains Cheney Library          610 First Street 

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