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Primary election winding down

Beaton recommends using drop boxes to be sure votes are counted

PASCO — With primary election day looming, Franklin County Auditor Matt Beaton is calling on citizens to vote.

Ballots must be postmarked or returned to voting drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, to be counted, under state law.

Ballot drop-box locations are listed on ballot return envelopes, the auditor said. More information on voting is available from

The U.S. Postal Service is advising voters to get their ballots in the mail this week.

But with only four business days left in the election, Beaton is recommending voters drop their ballots in a drop box to assure they are counted.

In Franklin County, there are multiple candidates in races for the Pasco City Council and the Pasco School Board.

The Top 2 vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 2 general election.


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