With one week to go: 20,500 primary ballots already returned in City of Spokane

With one week to go: 20,500 primary ballots already returned in City of Spokane
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Nearly 15% of voters in the city of Spokane have been proactive about filling out and returning their primary election ballot.

The election is not until Tuesday, August 6 but with one week left to go, 20,518 ballots had already been returned, according to the Spokane County Elections Office. That’s 14.93% of the active and registered voters in the city.

Across Spokane County, early turnout has been even higher. As of Tuesday, July 30, 53,291 ballots had been returned. That’s 16.33%.

Early turnout numbers for other cities in the region are as follows:

City of Airway Heights: 10.41%
City of Cheney: 16.15%
City of Liberty Lake: 14.91%
City of Medical Lake: 18.50%
City of Spokane Valley: 13.26%

Voters have until 8:00 p.m. on Aug. 6 to drop their ballot in a return box. If you’re sending yours through the mail, it must be postmarked by Aug. 6.

Preliminary election results will be announced Tuesday night but will not be officially certified until Aug. 20.