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Voting deadline is 8 p.m. today

Washington and Idaho voters have a wide variety of choices to make in this year’s midterm elections. They’ll have to make them by 8 p.m.

In Washington, they have elections for the U.S. House, half of the state Senate, and all of the state House of Representatives, along with ballot measures on gun control and public school class sizes. County elective offices and some city tax measures are also on some ballots, including levies for street repairs and the renovation of Riverfront Park in Spokane.

Idaho has a longer statewide ballot that features a U.S. Senate race as well as contests for governor and other state executives, including a contentious race for superintendent of public instruction. Voters also have legislative and county offices on their ballots.

Washington ballots must be mailed so that they are postmarked today or deposited in drop boxes by 8 p.m.

Idaho voters must go to the polls by 8 p.m. Residents who are eligible to vote but not yet registered can sign up by going to their designated poll site and producing proper identification.

Information on drop box sites in Washington and poll sites and registration in Idaho can be found at www.spokesman.com/blogs/spincontrol.

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