Primary election ballots due today before 8 p.m.

Ballots for the primary election must be mailed today or dropped off before 8 p.m. to be counted.

Benton County voters can return sealed ballots to the boxes at the Benton County Courthouse, 620 Market St., Prosser, or either of the auditor's suboffices at 5600 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick, and 101 Wellsian Way, Suite E, Richland. Those offices also are open until 8 p.m.

More drop boxes are at Benton City city hall, 708 Ninth St., and the Benton County Justice Center, 7122 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick.