Primary ballots are being mailed today

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Elections Department begins mailing ballots today (Wednesday) for the upcoming primary election on Aug. 2.

Voters have until 8 p.m. on Aug. 2 to get their ballots to the election office. The United States Postal Service recommends that ballots be mailed a week before primary day to ensure they get to the elections department in time.

Ballots can also be placed in a drop box. This year, due to construction at the Walla Walla County Courthouse, the drop box located in the alley behind the Walla Walla County Jail has been relocated to the alley in front of the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health building between Main and Rose Streets. Voters are advised to enter off Sixth Avenue.

Voters in Waitsburg will have to visit the new city hall, 106 Main Street, as the county elections department has relocated the drop box there.

In addition to the federal and state races, voters will decide several county races including assessor, auditor, clerk, commissioner district number three, coroner, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, and treasurer.

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