Final count of ballots changes no outcomes in Jefferson

PORT TOWNSEND — An updated count of Jefferson County primary votes Thursday narrowed some vote margins but didn’t change any outcomes from Tuesday’s count.

Cheri Van Hoover and Bruce McComas will face off for the Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission Position 1 seat vacated by Anthony DeLeo.

The second count put Van Hoover at 48.5 percent, or 4,079 votes, and McComas at 43.14 percent, or 3,628 votes.

Jack McKay and Wilma Hackman will vie for Position 5 on the Chimacum School District.

According to the count, McKay received 37.33 percent, or 963 votes, and Hackman received 35.97 percent, 928 votes.

Steve Chinn and Sean Ryan will run for Clallam-Jefferson Fire District No. 3’s Position 2 seat. Jefferson County’s second count put Chinn at 76.77 percent, or 76 votes, and Ryan at 16.16 percent, or 16 votes.

Clallam County’s initial count put Chinn at 79.84 percent, or 5,585 votes, and Ryan at 14.91 percent, or 1,043 votes. The count will be updated by 4:30 p.m. today in Clallam County.

In the combined Jefferson and Clallam vote count, Chinn received 5,661 votes, or 79.8 percent, and Ryan received 1,059 votes, or 14.93 percent.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had scheduled the second count of ballots for today but instead counted ballots Thursday, for a total of 8,514 ballots counted out of 24,391 provided, and a final voter turnout of 34.91 percent.

The election will be certified Aug. 15.

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