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Voters may receive envelopes without ballots in Spokane County

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - At least two of the nearly 305,000 ballot packets mailed this week may not actually have a ballot in their envelope due to a processing error. Instead, they will have a printer control card.

Ten precincts were identified as most likely containing the incorrect envelopes. Packets from eight of the ten precincts were opened and corrected, but the envelopes for the other two precincts (9600 and 7009C) had already been mailed.

 “We are reviewing processes with the printer. We are also reviewing our own internal processes that should have prevented incorrect insertion,” said Vicky Dalton, Spokane County Auditor. “Insertion errors are extremely rare. We want to ensure that every voter receives their proper ballot and has an opportunity to vote in this General Election.”

If you do not have a ballot in your packet, you are asked to call the Elections Office at 509-477-2320, and a replacement ballot should be mailed to you.