General election ballots are due today

Initial count in midterm elections tonight

It’s Election Day.

General election ballots must be postmarked by today or dropped into a ballot box by 8 p.m. to be counted.

Initial results will be posted online by the Auditor’s Offices and the Peninsula Daily News soon after.

Clallam County has four local contested positions on the ballot: Clallam County commissioner for District 3, Clallam Public Utility District and County Department of Community Development director.

Jefferson County has two local contested positions on the ballot: Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 and Jefferson County Sheriff.

Those in the Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue District also are asked to approve or reject a proposal to merge the Ludlow district with East Jefferson Fire Rescue.

Ballots in both counties have contests for State Legislative District 24’s Positions 1 and 2, U.S. Senate, Congressional District 6 and Secretary of State and have several unopposed state and county positions.

Voters also are asked to weigh in on two advisory measures and vote on several unopposed positions.

Ballots were provided to Clallam’s 57,203 registered voters and Jefferson’s 27,525 voters beginning Oct. 19.

Ballots can be returned by mail but must be postmarked by Tuesday. Postage is already paid.

Those who prefer to take their ballots to drop boxes can choose from these locations.

Clallam County:

Port Angeles: Two outside the county courthouse, one a drive-through receptacle in front of the main entrance, the other a disabled-accessible drop box just east of the main entrance. One also will be in front of the auditor’s office in the courthouse.

Sequim:651 W. Washington St.

Forks: Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St., outside front entrance.

Carlsborg: Sunny Farms Country Store, 261461 U.S. Highway 101, on the east side of parking lot.

Clallam Bay: Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, outside front entrance.

Sekiu: Clallam County Public Utility District, 15 Sekiu Airport Road, outside front entrance.

Neah Bay: Washburn’s General Store, 1450 Bayview Ave., outside front entrance.

Jefferson County

Port Townsend: Two outside the county courthouse, a drive-up box in the back parking lot and a walk-up box in front of the courthouse steps. Ballots also can be dropped off in a ballot box in the Auditor’s Office.

Port Hadlock: Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., outside front entrance.

• Port Ludlow: Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center, 93 Beaver Valley Road, in front of the visitor center building.

Nordland: Nordland Fire Station, 6633 Flagler Road, outside front entrance.

Quilcene: Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, outside front entrance.

Brinnon: Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101, outside front entrance.

• Hoh Indian Nation, in front of the Tribal Police Center, 2261 Lower Hoh Road.

• Quinault Indian Nation, in front of the Queets Tribal Office on Queets Avenue.

Those not yet registered to vote can do so in person at the auditor’s office until the polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Peninsula Daily News will report the results online Tuesday night; they won’t be in Wednesday’s newspaper due to deadline requirements for having the newspaper printed and prepared for delivery by the U.S. Post Office. On Thursday, the PDN will provide stories on candidates’ reactions to the results so far.

To contact the Clallam County Auditor’s Office, call 360-417-2221 or 360-417-2217; email elections@co.clallam.wa.us; go to clallam.net/Auditor/Elections.

To contact the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office, call 360-385-9117 or 360-385-9119; email elections@co.jefferson.wa.us; go to co.jefferson.wa.us/1266/Elections.

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