PORT TOWNSEND — Nearly 46 percent of registered voters in Jefferson County have returned ballots in the Nov. 8 general election.
The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received a total of 11,249 as of Wednesday — 45.93 percent of the 24,316 ballots mailed to voters Oct. 19.
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 to eligible 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 http://tinyurl.com/PDN-statestats.
Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8 or dropped off no later than 8 p.m. that day at the following locations:
• Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. A drive-up drop box is provided in the parking lot to the rear of the courthouse off Franklin Street.
• Auditor’s Office in the county courthouse, open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 8.
• Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock. An outside drop box is mounted in the parking lot.
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 Jefferson County Auditor’s Office through Monday.
The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office at the courthouse is open from 8:30 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 www.myvote.wa.gov.
The Peninsula Daily News published a voter guide for the general election Oct. 16. The voter guide is available online at www.peninsula dailynews.com.
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, go to http://tinyurl.com/PDN-jeffersonelectionsoffice.