Ballots for the Nov. 8 General Election in the mail

Still time to register to vote at Auditor’s Office

OKANOGAN – The ballots for the Nov. 8 General Election were mailed last Wednesday, according to election official Mila Jury, with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.

“If you have not received your ballot by Friday, Oct. 28, please contact the Auditors Office at 509-422-7240,” said Jury in a press release, adding, “Remember your ballots must be signed.”

The Auditors Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Okanogan, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Election Day only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the following services:

  • Voter registration
  • Drop off voted ballots
  • Obtain replacement ballots
  • Disability Access voting units

The county also has four drop boxes that will be open Oct. 21 through Nov. 8, 2016. Drop boxes will be open until 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2016. Drop box locations are:

  • Tonasket – Tonasket City Hall/Library Complex, 209 S Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket
  • Omak – Next to Police Station, 8 N Ash, Omak
  • Pateros -180 Pateros Mall in parking lot, Pateros
  • Twisp – 118 S Glover St, City Hall, Twisp

Voters mailing their ballots, sufficient first class postage must be attached and it must be postmarked by the day of the election, Nov. 8, 2016. Election officials suggest voters check with your local post office for cut off times.

Those that need to find out information about the issues can use the following sources:

“If you are not currently registered in the State of Washington, you can appear in person in the Auditors Office until Oct. 31 and register to vote and be able to vote in the General Election,” writes Jury, adding, “If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Auditors Office at 509-422-7240.”