Ballot mailing deadline approaches

The county also will have drop boxes that will accept ballots until 8 p.m. Tuesday

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WALLA WALLA — If you want your ballot to count in Tuesday’s general election, don’t wait or it could be too late.

Mailed-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday’s date, Nov. 5, to be valid. Ballots dropped off at post boxes or at a post office after the last collection time on Tuesday will not be counted.

Get the results

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin will post election results online as they become available on Tuesday, generally around 8:15 p.m. For information about local candidates in contested racess, see the U-B’s coverage here.

Voters who use ballot drop boxes will have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to deposit their ballots. Drop boxes are located at the county elections center, 310 W. Poplar St.; in the alleyway behind the Walla Walla County Courthouse, 315 W. Main St.; at Walla Walla Fire Station No. 2, 170 N. Wilbur Ave.; at College Place City Hall, 625 S. College Ave.; in front of Waitsburg City Hall, 147 Main St., Waitsburg, and at the Burbank School District administrative office on Maple Street in Burbank.

A total of 31,790 ballots were mailed out to Walla Walla County voters, including ballots sent to military and overseas voters, said Dave Valiant, Walla Walla County elections supervisor. As of Friday 6,747 ballots have been returned, or about 21 percent.

Among the local contested races are the College Place mayor’s race, three Walla Walla City Council races and for one seat on the Dixie School Board. Voters in Walla Walla and eight other counties will also be casting ballots for the Court of Appeals Division III, District 2 judge’s race between George Fearing and John G. Metro.

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