Temporary Benton County Voting Center open at old Chuck E. Cheese in Richland

Benton County Voting Center
Benton County Voting Center

RICHLAND, Wash. — An old Chuck E. Cheese building has been transformed into a temporary voting center for people in Benton County.

For those that don’t want to vote by mail or need assistance voting in Tuesday’s primary, staff at the Richland center can help you register, offer a replacement ballot if yours got lost in the mail or answer other questions. They have extra masks on hand, hand sanitizing stations and have aisle markers in place to help people social distance.

They have also made it easily accessible for those with disabilities or those at high-risk for COVID-19.

“One of the more important features that we couldn’t provide before is we have curbside service,” said Deidra Beck, the site coordinator. “They don’t have to get out of the car; we go to them, and we can do it from start to finish.”

The center will be open Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open again on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’s located at 2610 N. Columbia Center Blvd.