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Finley superintendent stands next to the new ballot box in Finley
Finley superintendent stands next to the new ballot box in Finley
New Ballot Box Makes Voting More Accessible in Finley (Photo) - 01/22/23

KENNEWICK, WA – A new ballot box just made access to voting much easier for residents living in Finley. On Friday, January 20, the Benton County Auditor’s Office oversaw the final installation of a new ballot drop box in front of Finley Middle School. The ballot box is the first and only drop box in the Finley community, with the next nearest box located ten miles away in downtown Kennewick.

Finley School District Superintendent Lance Hahn said the district was excited for the opportunity to partner with the Benton County Auditor’s Office to bring in a drive-up ballot box just off the main highway that runs through the town.

“Community members drive by our middle school every day, including parents and families dropping off and picking up their kids at school,” says Superintendent Hahn. “Even though voters can mail their ballots, having a drive-up drop box right here makes it even easier. And it’s a visual reminder when you’re driving by to think, ‘Oh yeah, I need to get that ballot returned.’”

Registered voters in Finley will be able to put the new drop box to use in the upcoming February Special Election.  Ballots for the February 14th election will be mailed by the County on January 25th. A complete list of ballot drop boxes (including the new one located in front of FMS at 37208 S Finley Road) can be found on the Benton County Elections website at

For more information, please contact Lance Hahn at 509-586-3217. 


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