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About 87 percent of Clallam County voters, or 38,000 people, will receive ballots for the primary election, Clallam County Auditor Patty Rosand said.
In the top-two primary in Washington state, a primary election contest is generated when more than two candidates file for a position.
The two candidates who receive the most votes will face off in the general election Nov. 5.
Registered voters in the Port Angeles School District, Fire District No. 3 in greater Sequim and in the Port of Port Angeles commissioner District 1 will vote in primary contests.
Voters in the West End of the county will not receive ballots since no office had three candidates.
Voters who previously have registered to vote in Washington state but whose registration had lapsed had until July 8 to register for the primary.
Those who have never registered in Washington can register in person to vote in the primary at the Auditor’s Office at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 1, Port Angeles, by July 29.
Ballot drop boxes at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles, and at Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St. in Sequim, will be open for ballot deposit beginning Wednesday.
Ballots also can be delivered to the Auditor’s Office in the courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day.
Voters who feel they should have received primary ballots but have not can call the Clallam County Auditor’s office Tuesday, July 23, to verify their address and request a replacement ballot at 360-417-2221.
The PDN’s Primary Election Voter Guide will appear in Friday’s newspaper.
As of July 1, the Auditor’s Office planned to mail 14,987 ballots to voters in Jefferson County.
Another “25 or so” voters had registered before the July 8 deadline, Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Karen Cartmel said.
Voters in Port Townsend will decide on Proposition 1, a $3 million library improvement bond, and two positions on the Port Townsend City Council, Positions 1 and 5.
Residents of Fire Protection District No. 3, a small group of voters who live in Precincts 101 and 102 near the Jefferson/Clallam County line, will cast ballots for commissioner, Position 3.