Jefferson County seasonal elections staffers Dale Meyer, left, and Betty Grewell open hundreds of ballots Monday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend. More than 33 percent — 33.88 percent — of the 27,582 ballots mailed to registered voters had been returned as of Monday, according to the Jefferson County elections office.
Of the 9,344 ballots returned, 137 had been challenged for problems with the signatures or other reasons.
Ballots must be postmarked by today or deposited at one of seven drop boxes in the county tonight by 8 p.m.
Initial results will be posted at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Look for more coverage in Thursday’s print editions.