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Get ready to vote

The 2023 elections are upon us.

Voter pamphlets will go out in the mail next Wednesday, October 18, and ballots will be mailed no later than October 20, according to Amanda Boehler, the Election Coordinator in the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s office.

The Auditor’s Office will conduct a Logic and Accuracy Test on Tuesday, October 24 at 10 a.m., to test their equipment and ensure that it is set up correctly and accurately counting votes. A representative from the Washington Secretary of State will be on-site, Boehler said, and the event is open to observers.

The Logic and Accuracy test is conducted in every county in the state, Boehler added.

The general election will be November 7. Ballots must be returned to an official drop box or by mail, postmarked by Election Day. Drop boxes can be found in front of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse in Cathlamet, at Johnson Park, in front of the Skamokawa Resort, and in the auditor’s office.

“We want the residents of Wahkiakum to take the time to vote in this election,” Boehler said.

“These small county race elections are often disregarded and have less of a voter turnout, but these are the elections that determine who’s responsible for making the choices that affect our daily lives. From road maintenance and school improvements to economic development and emergency response, our local elected officials play a crucial role in determining priorities that affect us all.”


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