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Spokane County ready to count votes

Voter service centers are getting last minute voters registered and answering questions.

SPOKANE, Wash. —

Primaries have quickly approached and votes will officially be counted on Tuesday.

Voter Service Centers were open Saturday in Spokane County to encourage registration, ballot drop offs and questions regarding the upcoming election on March 10th.

Washington has become the example of what voting may look like in the future for other states.

There’s still a location for you to drop off your ballot, but these kind of voting centers in the county are making the whole process easier.

Vicky Dalton is the County Auditor for Spokane County Elections and believes the state has something special with the way it votes.

”Just how unusual and unique Washington state is, because we are a vote by mail state,” Dalton explained. “You don’t go to the polls, you don’t go to the ballot. The ballot comes to you.”

Prepaid postage has made it so that you simply fill out your sheet and mail it out to be counted.

The main question this time of the year has been about party affiliation.

Each ballot has to be checked for a party before you can vote but that only has to be done every four years.

“You are participating in a political party activity and that is why the voter must choose an oath to have their vote count,” Dalton said.

Spokane County had two locations open today. One downtown, the other in Spokane Valley. They’ll be open again on Monday before closing out primaries on Tuesday.

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