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KENNEWICK, Is election day and thousands of ballots haven't been turned in yet. Election officials are warning voters to get their ballots in quickly, or they may not be counted.
Election officials want people to drop their ballots off directly at the post office, or at drop boxes around the region.
Ballots that aren't postmarked by tomorrow, or in a drop box won't be counted, and officials want you to make sure you're vote counts. If you haven't mailed your ballot yet, taking it to the post office is the only way to make sure it'll get postmarked tomorrow, and if you decide to mail it from your home, make sure you know when it'll be postmarked. Officials expect thousands of ballots will be mailed tomorrow and hope they'll all count.
Definitely you need to be aware of what time your carrier come through and if you've missed it at home, then go ahead and we recommend the court street facility because we know that they will postmark up until midnight.
In addition to dropping your ballot off at a post office, there are numerous drop boxes around the region. There's one at each of the benton county auditor's offices, one at the franklin county annex, and one at trac. For a full listing of locations, you can log onto our website, k-n-d-u-dot-com and click on elections.