Registered voters should have their ballots for the Nov. 6 general election, which includes contests for Okanogan County commissioner, sheriff and prosecuting attorney. You can also weigh in on statewide initiatives regarding fees on greenhouse-gas emission and background checks and safety training for firearms.
Voters will choose a senator and representative to Congress and two reps to the state Legislature. Other races on the ballot include county auditor, coroner, Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioner, and state and local judges.
Anyone who hasn’t received a ballot should contact the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office at (509) 422-7240.
People who are not currently registered to vote in Washington can still register — in person only — at the Auditor’s Office in Okanogan until Monday (Oct. 29), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Completed ballots can be mailed — postage-free — or deposited in a drop box. Voters are encouraged to mail ballots prior to Friday, Nov. 2, to ensure the envelopes are postmarked by Nov. 6.
There is a ballot drop box in front of Town Hall in Twisp, which is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. There are also drop boxes in Pateros, Omak, Tonasket and Coulee Dam. Remember that ballots must be signed.
Printed guides are also available at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp and at local libraries.