Ballots will be arriving soon for Nov. 2 election in Spokane County

<p><p>It’s almost time to cast your vote for local races on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. </p></p><p><p>Spokane County sent out the first batch of ballots Wednesday for the election and will continue mailing them out through the week.</p></p><p><p>That gives people just more than two weeks to choose their candidates.</p></p><p><p>This election, residents vote in a number of local races, including city and town councils, school boards, water districts and others. Voters will also share their thoughts on <a href=”” target=”_blank”>a number of tax advisory votes</a> and decide the fate of several tax levies.</p></p><p><p>Voters have until 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 to return their ballot in person or in an official drop box. A mailed ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 2, so voters who are dropping ballots in a mail box are encouraged to check its pickup time.</p></p><p><p>According to the Secretary of State’s office, the U.S. Postal Service recommends dropping ballots in the mail at least one week before Election Day, which would be Oct. 26.</p></p><p><p>Voters who are not registered in Washington still have time to register online at <a href=”” target=”_blank”></a>, by mail with a paper form found on <a href=”” target=”_blank”>the Secretary of State’s website</a>, or in person at a county elections office. Voters can register by mail or online up to Oct. 25. After that, voters must register in person at a county elections office, which will be open until 8 p.m. on Election Day.</p></p><p><p>For more information about who is on your ballot, visit for <a href=”;c=99″ target=”_blank”>an online voters guide</a>. A physical voters guide will also arrive in the mail to use while filling out your ballot. Read The Spokesman-Review’s election coverage online at <a href=”” target=”_blank”></a> or look for a special election guide inserted in Sunday’s newspaper.</p></p>