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Elections office hoping for more ballot returns
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It’s primary-eve in Spokane County and ballot returns are still low. About 23% of registered voters have returned their ballots, but that’s still a bit slow since tomorrow is election day. In the past two years they’ve seen between 26-42% voter turnout.

Voter turnout in legislative district four was leading for awhile, but now district six leads in that department. Overall, voters in Fire District 9 have returned the most percentage of ballots out of anybody.

Spokane County Auditor Vicki Dalton says voter turnout tends to pick up when there’s an interesting election race happening. Current events will push people to get their ballots in early.

Dalton added that they’re getting a couple calls into the elections office from voters asking for information about candidates. Since a voters guide is not printed during the primary to save on costs, they have to direct people to an online version.

If you haven’t already, turn in that ballot. You can drop it off at any library with a drop box until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Here’s the election statistics for today:

2012 Primary Election - 8/6

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