More than 12 percent return ballots in Clallam, 13 percent in Jefferson

PORT ANGELES — More than 12 percent of registered voters in Clallam County have returned ballots in the Aug. 1 primary election.

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 5,698 ballots — 12.26 percent of the 46,483 ballots provided to eligible voters — as of Friday.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 3,139 ballots as of Friday — 12.87 percent of the 24,387 ballots provided voters.

Voters statewide had returned 222,551 ballots — or 5.8 percent — of the 3.8 million mailed as of 8 a.m. Friday, according to the Secretary of State’s Office at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-statestats.

Ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 1 or dropped off no later than 8 p.m. that day at the following locations:

• Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Drive-up drop boxes are provided on the circular drive and directly across from disabled parking.

• Auditor’s office in the county courthouse, Suite 1.

• Sequim Village Shopping Center, near the J.C. Penney store, 651 W. Washington St.

• Forks District Court lobby, 502 E. Division St.

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through ­Fridays.

For disabled voters, a voting terminal is available at the auditor’s office.

Voters who have lost, damaged or never received their ballot should contact the auditor’s office to request a replacement.

They can also access a printable ballot via the secure website MyVote at www.myvote.wa.gov.

The Peninsula Daily News voter guide is available online at www. peninsuladailynews.com. From the top left menu, go to “Print Editions” and select either Clallam or Jefferson County.

To reach the auditor’s election website on the Peninsula, go to http://tinyurl.com/PDN-clallamauditor. The phone number is 360-417-2221.

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