(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Are we almost there yet?
The general election is just around the corner, and perhaps the most important part is about to happen.
According to a press release from the auditor’s office, ballots for Stevens County voters will be sent to your mailbox on October 9. This means you could see your ballot as soon as October 10 or in the days following, depending on how speedy your mail delivery is (you live in a mine under Stevens County? Might be a few days).
You should have your ballot in hand by October 22, and if you don’t, contact the Stevens County Election Office at 509-684-7514 and 1-866-307-9060. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re in the mood not to procrastinate, an accessible voting unit will be available to the public 18 days prior to the general election at the Steven County Courthouse for voters with disabilities or those who prefer to vote in person.
If you’re mailing in your ballot, remember that ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day on November 3. You can also return your ballot in person to an official ballot drop off location or at the Stevens County Auditor’s Office.
Stevens County has three drop off locations that will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
These locations are as follows:
Lake Spokane Elementary School
6015 Hwy 291
Nine Mile Falls, WA, 99026
United Church of Christ
10 E. Webster
Chewelah, WA 99109
Stevens County Fire District 1
Loon Lake Station 2/District Office
3962 Hwy 292
Loon, Lake WA
On Election Day, the Voting Center is available from 7-8 a.m.
Stevens County Courthouse
215 S. Oak St., Rm. 106
Colville, WA 99114
There is also a secure drive up drop box outside the courthouse near the Elm St. entrance. This can be used at any time before the election.
MAILING IT IN
Ballots must be postmarked, not just placed in the mailbox, on election day. The U.S. Postal Service is recommending mailing your ballot no less than one week before Election Day to ensure a valid postmark, otherwise your vote could be invalidated. Postage is free for ballots.
Not registed to vote or need to change info? Go to VoteWA.gov by Oct. 26 or you can register or change address at the county auditor’s office by Nov. 3 by 8 p.m.
DID YOUR VOTE COUNT?
Check to see if your ballot was accepted at VoteWA.gov.