PORT TOWNSEND — Approximately 10,450 absentee ballots will be mailed out today for the Sept. 17 primary election.
During the primary, voters will determine which candidates in some contested races will advance to the Nov. 6 general election.
Election officials said Tuesday that a greater percentage of voters — approximately 57 percent — have registered to vote by mail in this fall’s elections.
“It’s the highest I think we’ve been,” Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Karen Cartmel said. “It’ll probably be a record high.”
There are approximately 18,300 registered voters in Jefferson County.
Absentee ballots must brought to the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office or put in the drop-box behind the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., by 8 p.m. Sept. 17.
Ballots can also be returned by mail, provided they are postmarked by Sept. 17.
Voters have until the day before the election to request an absentee ballot.
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