Voter Guide: Everything you need to know about the 2021 General Election

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The general election is coming up on November 2 and 4 News Now wants to make sure you have all the resources to make an informed decision when filling out ballet. 

Here is everything you need to know; from registering to vote to candidate interviews. 

This election season, 4 News Now is #4ThePeople and we want to help answer your questions.

Registering to vote:

Registering to vote is easy in Washington and Idaho. You can do it online, by mail or in person. 

We’ve listed out step-by-step instructions HERE that will you walk you through the process with screenshots and all. 

Remember your deadlines: 

There are several important deadlines leading up to Election Day, but they vary by state. 

Washington: 

  • October 15: Start of the voting period
  • October 25: Last day to register to vote online or by mail
  • November 2: Last day to register to vote in person, Election Day

Washington ballots must be sent via mail or placed in a ballot drop box before 8 p.m. on Election Day. Find a list of drop boxes across Eastern Washington below: 

Idaho: 

  • October 8: Last day to register to vote
  • October 22: Last day to request an absentee ballot
  • November 2: Election Day, deadline to return an absentee ballot 

Do your homework: 

Voters will decide who represents them on local school boards and in city council races this year. 4 News Now is working to speak with candidates and do our best to answer your questions. 

Candidate interviews will be added below as they are conducted. In the meantime, here is who is running. 

Editor’s Note: 4 News Now is not including every race that may be on your ballot. In some instances, candidates are running unopposed. Races in smaller towns and cities can be found here

City of Spokane 

District No. 1, Council Position No. 2: 

District No. 2, Council Position No. 2

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District No. 3, Council Position No. 2

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School Director Position No. 3 

School Director Position No. 4 

City of Spokane Valley

Council Position No. 1

Council Position No. 4

Council Position No. 5

Council Position No. 7 

Central Valley School District 

Director District No. 5

East Valley School District 

Director Dist. No 3 

West Valley School District

Director District No. 1

Kootenai County 

Editor’s Note: 4 News Now is not including every race that may be on your ballot. In some instances, candidates are running unopposed. Races in smaller towns and cities can be found here

City of Coeur d’Alene 

Mayor 

City Council (Seat 2) 

City Council (Seat 4) 

City Council (Seat 6) 

Coeur d’Alene School District Zone 1 

Coeur d’Alene School District Zone 4

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Coeur d’Alene School District Zone 5

City of Post Falls: 

Mayor: 

City Council (Seat 2): 

City Council (Seat 4): 

City Council (Seat 6): 

Post Falls School District Zone 1: 

Post Falls School District Zone 4

Post Falls School District Zone 5

RELATED: Post Falls school board candidate draws controversy over tweets

City of Rathdrum: 

City Council (Seat 1) 

City Council (Seat 3): 

Lakeland Joint School District Zone 4

Lakeland Joint School District Zone 5