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Spin Control

Presidential primary returns: 1 in 5 back

One in five Washington voters has returned his or her presidential primary ballot.

Put another way, four out of five presidential primary ballots are still out with next Tuesday as the deadline for them to be postmarked or deposited in a drop box.

The Secretary of State's office says 832,541 ballots of the nearly 4.1 million sent out earlier this month had been collected by county elections offices across Washington. That's 20 percent.

Spokane County remained slightly ahead of the state average, with 23 percent of its ballots reported in.

Reminder: Voters must declare they are Democrat or Republican on the return ballot, and the candidate chosen must be from that party, for their presidential primary vote to count.

For a list of Spokane County drop boxes, click here.

For links to other county elections offices, click here. 

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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