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Haven’t voted yet? Get that ballot in!

Today is winnowing election day in Washington State. Have you voted yet? If you have, congratulations on fulfilling your civic duty as a citizen of Washington. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in! You’ve only got a few hours left before time runs out to participate.

You should have received your ballot in the mail a few weeks ago from the county you reside in. If you did not receive a ballot, or if you have misplaced your ballot, you should call your county auditor or elections office to obtain a provisional ballot.

Don’t forget to sign your ballot before putting it in a drop box or the mail.

Drop box locations for this election:

Not sure who to vote for? If you belong to a particular political party, you may want to consult their list of endorsements.

And Fuse has created a 2012 edition of their Progressive Voters’ Guide.

NPI recommends that you vote yes on the King County Children and Family Services Center Capital Levy (if you live in King County), as well as other local levies, like the Seattle library levy, which would offset cuts to the SPL’s operating budget. As Anne Herbert once said, “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” Remember that aphorism when you’re filling out your ballot.