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Ballots go out this week for general election

Okanogan County Elections Administrator Mila Jury poses with the ballot box in the Okanogan County Courthouse on Friday as voting for the Nov. 5 election begins.

Photo by Al Camp


Okanogan County Elections Administrator Mila Jury poses with the ballot box in the Okanogan County Courthouse on Friday as voting for the Nov. 5 election begins.

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— General election ballots were mailed Oct. 16 to Okanogan County voters and will go out Oct. 18 to voters in Ferry County.

Voters have until Nov. 5 to complete their ballots and return them to their respective county auditor’s offices.

In Okanogan County, 21,527 ballots were mailed. The Ferry County Auditor’s Office expects to mail 4,457.

People who are not registered to vote in the state can visit auditor’s offices in person until Oct. 28 and register to vote.

Dozens of municipal, hospital, school board and other taxing district candidates are on the ballot, along with a handful of local tax measures, seven statewide ballot issues and, for voters in the 7th Legislative District, a Senate race between Republicans Brian Dansel and John Smith.

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