Close to 40 percent return ballots in Clallam County

PORT ANGELES — Close to 40 percent of registered voters in Clallam County have returned ballots in the Nov. 8 general election.

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 20,244 ballots as of Wednesday. That’s 39.92 percent of the 50,648 ballots mailed Oct. 19 to eligible voters.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 11,249 ballots — 45.93 percent of the 24,316 ballots mailed to voters.

Voters statewide had returned 775,666 ballots — or 18.3 percent — of the 4.24 million mailed as of 5 p.m. Monday, according to the Secretary of State’s Office at

Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8 or dropped off no later than 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the following 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, open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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

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

A special registration period for those not registered to vote elsewhere in the state ends Monday.

New voters who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day can register in person at the Clallam County Auditor’s Office through Monday.

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through ­Fridays.

For disabled voters, a voting terminal is available 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 published a voter guide for the general election Oct. 16. The voter guide is available online at www.peninsula

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.