Ballots for the Tuesday (Aug. 2) primary election must be postmarked or delivered to a drop box by Election Day.
Ballot drop boxes are available at the Tonasket City Hall/Library Complex, next to the Omak police station, and in the Pateros Mall parking lot.
Methow Valley residents will be choosing from among four candidates for the District 2 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners: incumbent Ray Campbell, Ashley Thrasher, Andy Hover and Stan Kvistad. Only District 2 residents will vote in the primary. The top two-vote getters will advance to the Nov. 8 general election, which will be decided in a countywide vote.
District 1 incumbent Sheilah Kennedy is being challenged by Chris Branch, Ted Reinbold and Larry W. Schreckengast. The top two finishers, decided by District 1 voters only, will advance to the November ballot, and then will also be competing for countywide votes.
Also on the ballot are two levy proposals by Three Rivers Hospital to generate funds for needed repairs and upgrades at the Brewster facility. The Town of Twisp is also asking for an increase in its local retail sales tax to help fund infrastructure repairs.
If you have not received your ballot, contact the Okanogan County auditor’s office at (509) 422-7240. The office, at 149 Third Ave. N., Okanogan, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and on Election Day from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Because election results will not be posted until after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, results will not be published in next week’s Methow Valley News but will be posted as quickly as possible on the newspaper’s website, www.methowvalleynews.com.