PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Auditor’s Office released a fourth count of general election ballots today and plan to count more on Saturday.
Voter turnout so far has been 45.28 percent with 24,403 ballots counted out of the 53,890 provided registered voters.
The office has about another 4,000 to count.
That’s compared to the 13,810 ballots counted so far in neighboring Jefferson County, which now has a 53.39 percent voter turnout of the 25,865 voters.
The Auditor’s Office will be open to observers from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Only the front doors at the county courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St., in Port Angeles will be open. Results will be posted at www.clallam.net,
Outcomes in all races in Clallam County remained the same after today’s count.
In the closest Port Angeles City Council race, Nina Napiontek has barely maintained her lead over Navarra Carr for the Position 6 seat.
Napiontek, as of today, is 44 votes ahead — 2,328, or 50.29 percent, to Carr’s 2,284, or 49.34 percent.
Brendan Meyer maintained his lead over Martha Cunningham for the Port Angeles Council’s Position 7, 52.06 percent to 47.39 percent (2,354 to 2,143 votes).
Charlie McCaughan has won the Position 5 seat on the Port Angeles City Council, with 75.14 percent of the vote to Richard W. “Doc” Robinson’s 23.9 percent (3,398 to 1,077 votes).
The City of Port Angeles’ proposition to raise sales tax to pay for affordable housing projects has won 55.9 percent to 44.1 percent (2,831 to 2,233 votes).
Karin Ashton is now 11 votes ahead of Greg Bellamy Sr. in a race for Clallam County Fire District 5 commission after today’s count of ballots in the all-mail general election.
Ashton, the 2017 commissioner appointee, had 101 votes to Bellamy’s 90 for the Position 2 seat. On Wednesday, she was ahead by one vote and on Thursday by six votes.
In the only countywide race, incumbent Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Connie Beauvais retained her seat with 63.53 percent of the vote to Maury Modine’s 36.05 percent for the West End-Port Angeles-area District 3 position (12,705 to 7,208 votes).
Democratic Clallam County Commissioner Mark Ozias retained his District 1 seat with 54.39 percent of the vote (5,731) to the 45.4 percent (4,784 votes) of challenger Brandon Janisse, a Republican.
It was the only partisan race on the ballot.
Olympic Medical Center commission candidate Anne Marie Henninger has won a seat against Nate Adkisson. Henninger had as of today 64.43 percent of the vote (12,542) to Adkisson’s 35.24 percent (6,861).
Jean Hordyk has retained her OMC seat with 69.01 percent (12,933) to Ted Bowen’s 30.54 percent (5,723).
Challenger J. Mike Rudd has won the Position 5 seat on the county Park and Recreation District 1 (Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center) board against incumbent Jan L. Richardson, 58.33 percent to 41.15 percent (5,653 to 3,988 votes).
Mike Gilstrap bested Danny Smith for the Forks City Council Position 4 seat, 58.41 percent to 41.02 percent (309 to 217 votes).
Katie Marks won the Port Angeles School Board Position 3 seat against Arwen Rice 65.06 percent to 34.56 percent (4,902 to 2,604), 64.14 percent to 34.49 percent (4,575-2,422 votes).
In races shared by voters in both Clallam and Jefferson counties:
— Challenger William (Bill) Miano won the Fire District 3’s Position 3 seat over incumbent James Barnfather.
— Jim Stoffer won the Sequim School Board District 3 seat against Beth Smithson.
— Steve Hopf won the county Fire District 2, Position 3 seat against Keith Cortner.
— Fire District 3’s proposition to renew an emergency medical services levy passed.
Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at [email protected] peninsuladailynews.com.