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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Ballots counted in new election center


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 1:26pm

Katie Teachout

Jacque Laird, Elections Administrator with the Adam County Auditor's Office, fires up the ballot-counting machine for a test run in the new elections center Wednesday, July 29, as Auditor Heidi Hunt and Heather Sorgen of the Secretary of State's office observe.

RITZVILLE – The Adams County August 4 primary ballots will be counted in the new election center established at 106 W. Main Street. The ballot-counting equipment was certified July 29 by Heather Sorgen of the Washington Secretary of State's office.

Adams County Elections Administrator Jacque Laird said as of Friday, July 31, 1,636 ballots had been received out of about 7,000 mailed to county voters, including those who had to be sent a letter for ballot or signature verification. Laird said another 160 ballots arrived in Monday's mail, Aug. 4.

Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt said there...

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