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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Spokane County certifies Aug. 4 primary

Ballot data verified, questions answered on tracking, postmarks


Last updated 8/27/2020 at 11:40am

SPOKANE – County election officials made the outcome of the Aug. 4 primary official by certifying the election results last Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The simplest explanation of what that means was given in an email last week from Spokane County Elections manager Mike McLaughlin.

“The Spokane County Canvassing Board (county auditor, chair of the county commissioners and the county prosecuting attorney) go over the results and ‘Certify’ that they are complete and accurate,” McLaughlin wrote.

In actuality, it’s a bit more involved, and the documents of certification can be found on the co...

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