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General Election Ballots Must Be Postmarked or Dropped Off Tuesday

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WASHINGTON - If you're voting in the general election, your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 5th.

You can also drop off your ballot before 8 PM at your local county auditor's office, or at one of the ballot drop boxes throughout the area. 

For the latest election results, you can stay updated on the KNDU and KNDO Facebook pages and right here on our website.

You can also watch NBC Right Now Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for your full election result wrap up.

This year's general election will decide on several measures and local races and measures, including school board members, city council seats, fire and port commissioners. Statewide, Washington voters will also determine two major initiatives.

One is Initiative 522 which if approved, would make Washington the first state to enact labeling requirements for foods with genetically engineered ingredients.

Supporters say consumers have the right to know what's in the food they buy, while opponents say the measure would lead to higher food costs.

Washington voters will also decide on Initiative 517 which, if approved, would allow voters to have more time to gather signatures for petitions.

The initiative would give supporters one year, instead of the current six months, to collect signatures. It would also make it a misdemeanor offense for people to interfere with the signature-gathering process. 517 would also stop local government from blocking votes on ballot measures.