Primary ballots due Tuesday in Walla Walla

One of the three candidates on the ballot for a School Board position has dropped out.

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WALLA WALLA — Ballots for the Walla Walla School District primary election are due tomorrow.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked with Tuesday’s date in order to count. Ballots can also be dropped off at the county elections office or in a drop box. The deadline to hand-deliver ballots is 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The primary is for the school board’s Director 1 position. Although three candidates are on the ballot, one candidate, Brent Barberich, announced his withdrawal from the race last month. The announcement, however, came too late to remove the name from the ballot.

The two remaining candidates are Joshua Gonzales and Sam Wells. The top two finishers in the primary will advance to the Nov. 5 general election.

Ballots may be dropped off at the county elections office, 310 W. Poplar St., or at the county Auditor’s Office in the Walla Walla County Courthouse, 300 W. Main St. Both offices are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ballots may also be dropped off at any time before 8 p.m. Tuesday in drop boxes outside the elections office on Poplar Street, in the alley behind the courthouse and at Fire Station No. 2, 170 N. Wilbur Ave.

Andy Porter can be reached at andyporter@wwub.com or 526-8318.

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