Clallam: Election completed; turnout nears 58 percent

General election results were certified at the Clallam County Auditor’s Office Wednesday morning, and there were no changes in the final results.

In the end, close to 58 percent of the county’s registered voters returned mail-in ballots to the auditor’s office, Elections Supervisor Patty Rosand said Wednesday. Statewide, voter turnout was 40.5 percent.

Jefferson County voter turnout was 59 percent.

“It was what was expected this year,” said Rosand. “An odd-year election and a complicated ballot.”

Rosand said more voters are expected to turn out next year’s presidential election.

The results put Clallam County’s first elected community development director in office, giving Rob Robertsen a more than 1,000-vote lead over hired Community Development Director Bob Martin. Robertsen received 9,463 votes or 53 percent to Martin’s 8,410 or 47 percent.

Re-elected was county Commissioner Steve Tharinger, D-Dungeness, who received 11, 968 or 55 percent of the votes to Sequim Republican challenger Sue Forde’s 9,777 votes, or 45 percent.

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