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IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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Voting will close for Whitman County’s special election at 8 p.m. today. Whitman County Auditor Eunice Coker said voters can use the ballot they received in the mail or can vote in person using voting stations located at Pullman City Hall or the Whitman County Elections Center at 304 N. Main St. in Colfax.

Items on the ballot include two Pullman bonds and other propositions and bonds from around Whitman County.

Coker said it is easier for the election office to count votes by mail, but encourages people to use the free voting stations if they need help.

“We have a machine that’s a disability-accessible voting machine,” she said. “So if anyone needs to use that machine, there will be one up in Pullman tomorrow, or we’ve had the one up in Colfax for the last 18 days. As long as you have the original ballot you got, you can use it.”

The voting machines will be available today from 7 a.m. until voting ends at 8 p.m. Assistance in filling out ballots will be provided as necessary.

Ballots sent by mail need to be postmarked by today to be considered valid in the election. For those who don’t want to use postage, drop-off stations are available across from Paradise Creek Brewery on Paradise Street in Pullman, in the alley behind the Whitman County Elections Center in Colfax and outside the CUB at WSU. Ballots must be dropped off by 8 p.m.

The votes will be counted as the day goes on, but cannot be tabulated until after voting ends. Coker said this means the first round of results will not be available until later that night at the earliest.

 

 

About the Writer
IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor
Ian Smay is a senior journalism & media production major, with an emphasis in broadcast news, from Dayton, Washington. He is also minoring in criminal justice, and served as the crime & courts beat reporter from Aug. 2017 – May 2018. He can be reached at [email protected]

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