CLALLAM: More than 27 percent return their ballots

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Slightly more than 27 percent of Clallam County voters had returned their ballots by Friday to the county Auditor’s Office, the start of the final weekend before the voting period for the all-mail general elections ends Tuesday.

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office had received 12,651 ballots, or 27.1 percent, of the 46,665 ballots mailed.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received by Friday 7,805 ballots, or 34.3 percent, of the 22,766 ballots mailed to registered voters Oct. 16.

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.

Statewide 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 Tuesday. 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 box locations

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: November 02. 2013 5:27PM
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