CLALLAM: Voter turnout at 10.61 percent so far

By Dave Reynolds
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Voters had returned as of Thursday 4,364 ballots, or 10.61 percent, of the 41,208 ballots issued in the all-mail primary election.

The ballots returned to the Clallam County Auditor’s Office were all from different districts.

No race is countywide in the Aug. 6 primary election.

In Jefferson County, voters had returned by Thursday 2,541 ballots, or 16.87 percent, of the 15,061 issued.

Two candidates in each of the following Clallam County races will advance to the Nov. 5 general election: Clallam County Fire District No. 3 commission, Port of Port Angeles Commission District 2 and Port Angeles School Board Position 1.

Top-two primary

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 face off in the general election Nov. 5.

Voters in the West End of the county have not been sent ballots since no office had three candidates.

Voter turnout figures for individual jurisdictions within Clallam County are not provided by the Auditor’s Office.

All ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 6 or be placed in an official drop box by 8 p.m. that day to be counted.

Clallam County registered voters who have not received a primary election ballot and anyone needing a replacement ballot should stop by the Auditor’s Office in the courthouse or phone voting registrar Julie Maxion at 360-417-2221.

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Drop boxes are located at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles and at Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

The 16-page Primary Election Voter Guide for Clallam and Jefferson counties was included in the Peninsula Daily News on July 19.

Free copies of the guide are available at local libraries, county courthouses, city halls and the PDN’s Port Angeles office, 305 W. First St.

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David Reynolds can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5252, or at dreynolds@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: July 25. 2013 11:55PM
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