Jefferson County primary voter turnout over 66 percent

Next count on certification day, Aug. 18

PORT TOWNSEND — Outcomes were unchanged after a seventh count of the Aug. 4 primary election ballots in Jefferson County on Wednesday.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office has counted a total of 17,723 ballots in the primary election, a voter turnout of 66.87 percent of the 26,504 ballots issued. The next ballot count will be by 4 p.m. Aug. 18, when the election is certified. Some 143 ballots are left to count.

Clallam County’s voter turnout was 60.31 percent after its sixth count of ballots on Tuesday. The voter turnout statewide was 53.18 percent on Wednesday.

The top-two finishers from the primary advance to the Nov. 3 general election.

The lineup for the November Jefferson County commission District 2 seat now held by David Sullivan will be Heidi Eisenhour and Lorna Smith.

The primary race was decided only by voters in District 2, which includes Chimacum, Port Hadlock, Irondale, Marrowstone Island, Kala Point, Woodland Hills and Cape George.

The race will appear on the countywide ballot for the November general election.

Legislative District 24 Position 1 incumbent Mike Chapman, a Port Angeles Democrat, will face Republican Sue Forde of Sequim in November.

Legislative District 24 Position 2 incumbent Steve Tharinger, a Port Townsend Democrat, will be challenged by Republican Brian Pruiett of Carlsborg. The district covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County.

Congressman Derek Kilmer, a Democrat, will be challenged by Republican Elizabeth Kreiselmaier in the general election. Both live in Gig Harbor.

The 6th Congressional District includes 450,000 voters in Jefferson, Clallam, Grays Harbor and Kitsap counties, and portions of Mason and Pierce counties, including Tacoma.

For more information, see the state Secretary of State website at sos.wa.gov.

More in Politics

Jefferson health board to vote on racism resolution in October

Members debate use of ‘BIPOC’ at September meeting

EYE ON CONGRESS: Congress debating stopgap funding

House also to vote on clean energy bill

Culp slams governor for virus, fire response

Rally reportedly draws more than 1,000 people

Loren Culp to speak in Port Angeles

Gubernatorial candidate headlines Saturday gathering

State Senate hopefuls discuss taxes, DNR

Democrat Kevin Van De Wege, Republican Connie Beauvais debate at PABA meeting

EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners to discuss EOC

Port Angeles City Council to act on changes to the Public Safety Advisory Board

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Commissioners to hear update on COVID-19

Intergovernmental Collaborative Group to meet

Chapman, Forde clash in candidate forum

Taxes, MAT clinic were points of contention

Sequim mayor backs QAnon on local broadcast

‘Movement encourages you to think for yourself’

Clallam County Superior Court judge candidates spar in debate

Incumbent, challenger trade jabs at PABA forum

Kilmer: Bipartisan support exists for PILT

Payments help counties with federal lands