Today final day to vote in Jefferson County election

PORT TOWNSEND — Today is the day. If you have yet to return your primary election ballot you have until 8 tonight to do so.

More than 27 percent of registered voters in Jefferson County had returned ballots as of Monday.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 6,715 ballots — 27.54 percent of the 24,383 ballots provided voters.

Voter turnout so far is at its lowest in 12 years, both for general and primary elections, said Sandi Eldridge, voter registrar for Jefferson County.

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 10,853 ballots — 23.35 percent of the 46,483 ballots provided to voters.

Voters statewide had returned 541,577 ballots — or 14.1 percent — of the 3.8 million mailed as of 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Secretary of State’s Office at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-statestats.

Ballots must be postmarked today or dropped off no later than 8 p.m. at the following locations:

• Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

A drive-up drop box is provided in the parking lot to the rear of the courthouse off Franklin Street.

• Auditor’s office in the county courthouse.

• Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock. An outside drop box is mounted in the parking lot.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office at the courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Election Day hours will be extended to 8 p.m.

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 published a voter guide for the primary election July 9. The voter guide is available online at www.peninsula dailynews.com.

From the top left menu, go to “Print Editions” and select either Clallam or Jefferson County.

To reach the auditor’s election website, go to http://tinyurl.com/PDN- jeffersonelectionsoffice. The phone number is 360-385-9117.

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