There isn’t much time left to get those ballots mailed in.
Tuesday, Aug. 3, will be the last day voters can mail in ballots or drop them off at several locations.
What they get to vote on, however, depends on where they live. For example, Al French is defending his incumbency for Spokane County commissioner in District 3, but Spokane Valley voters won’t have a chance to have their say in that race until the November general election.
Meanwhile, north of Spokane Valley, those served by Fire District 9 have the opportunity to say yea or nay a replacement maintenance-and-operations levy for 2015 and 2016. No additional tax dollars will be levied.
The levy funds approximately 60 percent of the fire district budget, proponents say, and the current rate of $1.79 per $1,000 in assessed property value will be maintained. A 60-percent supermajority is needed for passage.
Additionally, the elections for Spokane County treasurer and Legislative District 4 representative will be pared down to two apiece. Treasurer incumbent Rob Chase (Republican) is challenged by Amy Biviano (Democrat) and Mary Kuney (GOP). Appointed 4th District legislator Leonard Christian (Republican) has two other GOP challengers, Diana Wilhite and Bob McCaslin Jr.
If not mailing back ballots, voters may utilize numerous drop boxes at local libraries, STA Plaza or the county elections office, 1033 W. Gardner.
Also, on Tuesday, the voter service center at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, will be open until 8 p.m., and ballots may be dropped off there on that day.
For more information, visit spokanecounty.org/elections.