Peninsula: Ballot counting resumes today

North Olympic Peninsula elections officials will continue counting general election ballots today.

In Clallam County, at least 8,300 ballots will be tallied.

Jefferson County officials say they have more than 2,400 votes to be counted.

The results could affect elections in both counties.

In Clallam County, only 103 votes separate Republican challenger Phil Kitchel of Forks, who is leading incumbent Mike Doherty, D-Port Angeles, in the race for the commissioner District No. 3 seat.

In Jefferson County, commissioner District No. 3 candidates Wendi Wrinkle and Pat Rodgers will be watching the tally closely. Wrinkle leads Rodgers by 375 votes.

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