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Ballots Due

Posted on 4th November 2013 at 16:45

It’s time to make sure that those ballots are marked and returned. You have until 8 pm tomorrow to get those ballots in for counting. Locally, voters are deciding on contested City Council races in Kelso, Longview and Castle Rock. There are also two Longview School Board races to be decided, along with a Port of Woodland Commission seat. There’s also a levy election up in the Silver Lake area, asking for money to expand the Silver Lake Cemetery. Voters are also deciding on two statewide initiatives; I-517 is Tim Eyman’s latest offering, dealing with initiatives. I-522 deals with labeling on genetically-modified foods. There are also five advisory votes on recent tax actions taken by the Washington Legislature. In Columbia County, voters are once again being asked to approve a levy that would pay for operation of the Columbia County Jail. In Oregon, it’s probably too late to mail ballots, as they MUST be at the County Elections office in St. Helens by 8 pm to be valid for counting. In Washington, ballots are valid if they’re postmarked by 8 pm tomorrow. Drop sites are also set up all around both counties, for those not wanting to count on the mail.