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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

New ballot box installed in Mill Creek

Old one was hit and crumpled, but replaced just in time


Last updated 10/29/2020 at 11:28am

Dave Tecklenburg

Community members stand in front of a replaced ballot box. From left to right: Marge Rhodes, Nancy Knox, Glenda Tecklenburg (seated), Dyann Arthur and Lee Darrow.

As ballots were prepped for mailbox arrival in homes around Mill Creek and beyond this week, the crumpled ballot box that sat in front of the Post Office was replaced.

"It's 1,000 pounds, which will hopefully keep it from having so much damage in the future," said Marjorie Rhodes, Mill Creek resident.

Rhodes and others have kept a close eye on that ballot box, which they use regularly to deliver their own ballots. Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell recommends early voting, to assure that each vote counts. All returned ballots that go through the U.S. mail must be post-marked by Election...

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