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August 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM

It’s primary day: Have you voted?

Primary ballots are due today. If you haven’t voted yet, everything you need to know is listed below. The Seattle Times politics team will be providing live updates in the Politics Northwest blog as results come in around 8 p.m. Read more about candidates and issues on the ballot.

On the ballot: Primary contests for governor, U.S. Senate and House, state Supreme Court, the entire state House of Representatives and about half the state Senate; a levy to help pay for Seattle library operations, a levy to rebuild the King County Youth Services Center; and other local offices and ballot measures.

Voting deadline: Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday or put in a drop box by 8 p.m. that day. Be sure to sign the ballot envelope.

Missing ballot: If you lost your ballot or never received one, in King County call 206-296-8683, or visit kingcounty.gov/elections. In Snohomish County call 425-388-3444.

Drop boxes: Ballots placed in drop boxes do not require postage. For the list of locations in King County: kingcounty.gov/elections/voting/ballotdropboxes. Here’s the list of locations in Snohomish County.

Voting centers: For disabled voters unable to vote by mail, accessible voting centers are available at King County Elections in Renton, Bellevue City Hall, Green River Community College, North Seattle Community College and Union Station in Seattle. Hours: Call 206-296-8683 or go to kingcounty.gov/elections/voting/accessible.

In Snohomish County, accessible centers are at the Auditor’s Office in Everett and the Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library. Click here or more information.

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