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Washington presidential primary gets underway with military ballots


Washington counties are sending about 65,000 Presidential Primary ballots to military and overseas voters this week, signaling the start of voting on favorites for the Republican and Democratic nominations.

The rest of the state’s 4 million voters will get their ballots early next month. The 18-day voting period begins May 6, and ballots must be returned or postmarked by May 24.

Military and overseas voters, including Peace Corps volunteers, missionaries, business people and other Washington citizens living abroad, get a head start. Federal law requires that military and overseas voters get ballots 45 days before Election Day.

The last day for online or mail-in voter registration or cha...

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