Have you filled in your ballot yet? | News
Tuesday is primary day in Washington, and several important races are on the ballot in Spokane County.
Voters will choose their favorites in the race for U.S. Senate, 5th District Representative, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, in addition to several other state and local offices. Despite the importance of the races, voter turnout so far is low.
Despite the low ballot county, operations are in full swing at the Spokane County Elections Office. Right now, Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton says only 23-percent of voters in the county have turned in their ballots - less than one in four voters.
"What we've been hearing consistently from the voters is that they don't really have enough information on the candidates and even at a higher percentage than we've heard in the past," Dalton said.
She also chalks the low turnout up to it being summer and people being on vacation.
All ballots must be turned in to the designated white drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday. You can also drop them in the mail, but the envelope must be post marked with Tuesday's date.
The elections office also has a drop box at 1033 West Gardner.