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Making Sure Your Vote is Counted

KENNEWICK, Wash.- Tuesday 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.

They 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 November 7, 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 or a drop box is the only way to make sure it'll get counted, 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.

"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," said Diana Killian, Elections Administrator for Franklin County.

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.