General election ballots due today in Clallam County

PORT ANGELES — Today is Election Day.

Ballots are due by 8 p.m. if placed in drop boxes and earlier in the day if mailed, so they will carry a Tuesday postmark.

More than 52 percent of registered voters in Clallam County have returned ballots in the Nov. 8 general election.

The latest report from the Clallam County Auditor’s Office, which was Monday afternoon, was that the office had received a total of 30,189 ballots — 59.54 percent of the 50,707 ballots provided to eligible voters.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 16,054 ballots as of Monday — 65.55 percent of the 24,493 ballots provided voters.

Voters statewide had returned 2,056,621 ballots — or 48.1 percent — of the 4.27 million provided voters as of 5 p.m. Monday, according to the Secretary of State’s Office at

Drop boxes are at these locations:

• Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Drive-up drop boxes are provided on the circular drive and directly across from disabled parking.

• Auditor’s Office in the county courthouse, Suite 1, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ­today.

• Sequim Village Shopping Center, near the J.C. Penney store, 651 W. Washington St.

• Forks District Court lobby, 502 E. Division St.

A voting terminal is available for disabled voters at the Auditor’s Office.

Voters who have lost, damaged or never received their ballot should contact the Auditor’s Office to request a replacement.

They can also access a printable ballot via the secure website MyVote at

The Peninsula Daily News voter guide is available online at From the top left menu, go to “Print Editions” and select either Clallam or Jefferson County. Special sections, including the voter guide, are available under the print editions.

To reach the auditor’s election website on the Peninsula, go to electionsoffice. The phone number is 360-417-2221.