Monday, February 11, 2013
The time to vote is here.
Ballots must be received at the Election Center or postmarked no later than Tuesday.
Voters will decide the fate of the $48 million bond to fund the $69.6 million Walla Walla High School renovation project. State matching funds are expected to cover the remaining $21.6 million project costs.
The plan gives the Wa-Hi campus the same open feel while upgraded most of the 50-year-old buildings to today’s standards.
But whether you agree or disagree with this proposal, you should vote. Voting is a privilege that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
It’s likely most voters who plan to vote have returned their ballots.
Still, there are some people who put their ballots on a table or desk and forgot Tuesday is the deadline to vote.
Others might still be undecided on this measure.
It is too late to take a tour of Wa-Hi, but a video tour given by Superintendent Mick Miller is online (wwps.org or bit.ly/ULs0bj). The video provides an overview and should help voters make a decision.
Ultimately, regardless of your view on the Wa-Hi bond, it is important to cast an informed ballot.
Ballots can be dropped off at the following locations — Election Center, 310 W. Poplar St., open until 8 p.m. on Election Day, or Auditor’s Office, 315 W. Main St., Room 201, open until 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Outside drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
In Walla Walla they are located at Fifth Avenue and Poplar Street, Courthouse alley (Enter on Fifth Avenue) and the Walla Walla Fire Station at 170 N. Wilbur Ave. A box is also at College Place City Hall.