Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.622.5868
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:58 p.m.
SPD seeks to help provide a safe and secure election environment for all
As Election Day - Tuesday November 3, 2020 - approaches, SPD encourages the community to have eyes and ears out for any suspicious activity related to voting stations and ballot boxes. Report any activity immediately to election officers or law enforcement, avoid confrontations and call 911 right away if the safety of anyone in or around a polling location is in jeopardy. SPD officers will handle disorderly or disruptive behavior.
Any attempt to interfere with someone’s constitutional right to vote or the election process in general is illegal. Community members possess 1st Amendment rights to peacefully gather and protest, so long as their actions do not interfere with the election process of others – e.g., harassing voters or those waiting in lines, obstructing ingress or egress from voting sites, etc.
Drop boxes are located at; the Spokane County Courthouse – one in front and one behind at the Spokane County Election’s Office, most town halls in the county, and in front of all public libraries.
SPD will ensure public safety before, during, and after Election Day. We are committed to allowing safe voting without threat or intimidation to any participants.
Officer John O'Brien