CLALLAM: Voters turn in 12.7 percent of mail-in ballots so far

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — More than 12 percent of Clallam County registered voters have returned their ballots to the county Auditor’s office for the all-mail Nov. 5 general election.

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office had received by Friday 5,942, or 12.7 percent, of the 46,642 ballots mailed to registered voters a week ago for the election.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received by Friday 3,673 ballots, or 16.1 percent, of the 22,752 ballots mailed out Oct. 17 for the election.

Clallam County voters will decide on several local elected positions, as well as two Port of Port Angeles measures and a levy lid lift for Clallam Fire District No. 2.

Measures

They also will vote on statewide Initiative 522, dealing with food labeling, and Initiative 517, which concerns initiative and referendum measures, as well as five nonbinding advisory votes to gauge voter opinion on tax legislation already passed by the state Legislature.

Advisory votes will have no effect on the legislation.

Mailed returned ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 5. Ballots also can be hand-delivered to the Auditor’s Office at the county courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, or placed in ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. that day.

Drop boxes are outside the courthouse, in the Forks District Court lobby at 502 E. Division St. and at Sequim City Hall at 152 W. Cedar St.

Any voter who did not receive a Clallam County primary election ballot should phone the Auditor’s Office at 360-417-2221 or visit the office to pick up a replacement.

Voters also can visit www.clallam.net/elections, click on “My Vote” and print a replacement ballot.

Free copies of the Peninsula Daily News’ 2013 Clallam County General Election Voter Guide are available at the county courthouse and other public places, as well as online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

The guides also were included in the Oct. 18-19 edition of the PDN.

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Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: October 26. 2013 5:32PM
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