Those ballots you received in the mail earlier this month? Better get them filled out and returned by Tuesday.
Nearly 75,000 ballots were sent out throughout Spokane County on April 3 – but the main items of interest to Valley-area voters are two ballot questions concerning a new main library branch and Greenacres site along with a new station for Newman Lake Fire and Rescue.
If you received a ballot and saw questions posed by the Spokane County Library District for the April 22 election, you are already living in the proposed Spokane Valley Library Capital Facilities District. This is the area that will fund, via property taxes, the $22 million in bonds to pay for a new Spokane Valley Library at Sprague Avenue and Herald Road, along with a new Greenacres branch on Conklin Road, plus an expansion at the Argonne library facilities. Those served by the Newman Lake fire department will vote on that $1.1 million bond issue.
Ballots can be mailed by Tuesday or deposited in one of the white election drop boxes at local libraries. They can also be taken to STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside, or the Elections Office, 1033 W. Gardener.
There will also be voter service centers open at STA Plaza, the Elections Office or CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. where questions can be answered and ballots dropped off. Ballot drop boxes will be locked at 8 p.m., and the first round of election results will be available online around 8:20 p.m.
The election will be certified on May 6.
For more information, call 477-2262 or visit spokanecounty.org/elections.