Did Your Vote Count?

Did you know you can make sure your ballot has been counted? Only 8 votes separate two candidates in the election for City Council Position #3. Nearly 20 ballots might not be counted as a result of signature issues.

Voting in elections is easy to forget once the ballot is dropped in the mail or ballot box, however, there is another step you can take to make sure your vote was received and counted. 


To check your ballot use your name and birthday to check the status. Then click on Ballot Status.

Ballot Status Categories

  • Sent – Ballot has been marked as sent by the county (date may be in the future)
  • Received – Ballot has been received, but signature has not been reviewed.
  • Accepted – Signature review has been completed, the voter has been credited with voting, and the ballot is accepted.
  • Rejection/Challenged + Challenged Reason – Signature/ballot has been challenged. The county election official will contact the voter.

If there is a signature problem on your ballot you have 20 days to submit a signature update form. To resolve ballot issues contact the Spokane County Elections Office at Phone: 509-477-2320. The forms to update your voter signature or registration are available at: https://www.spokanecounty.org/365/How-Do-I 

In the contest for Deer Park City Council between incumbent Richard Schut and Heather Newsom, there is less than 1% percent of the vote separating the two candidates. There are 9 ballots with write-ins and 65 that did not vote on the election at all. The Spokane County Elections office currently reports 25 ballots as uncounted county-wide.

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