More primary ballots are arriving to the Spokane County Elections Office. Since Wednesday, another 4,400 ballots have been checked in, but that’s only 8.61% of registered voters in the county.
Be careful where you drop your ballot off though. Many libraries have drop boxes installed on their premises, but many miss those devices and instead drop them in the book return. It takes two library staff members to escort the ballot back out to the drop box - kind of like the buddy system to confirm the validity of the ballot.
Spokane Public Libraries says it’s sometimes happens at their downtown location during the election season, but the Shadle Library sees this happen about twice a week.
And be careful not to drop your checked out library items into the ballot boxes. Spokane Public Libraries warns on Facebook that the elections office may not return your items as quickly as you’d like.
Here’s today’s election statistics for Spokane County. Voters in the 4th Legislative District and the Spokane Valley Fire District continue to lead with ballot returns. You have until August 7.