Next Clallam ballot count set for Wednesday

The next ballot counts on the North Olympic Peninsula will be on Wednesday in Clallam County and Nov. 28 in Jefferson County, according to county auditors’ websites.

General election outcomes on the North Olympic Peninsula were unchanged after the most recent ballot counts.

Clallam County did not count on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, despite earlier announcements it would count ballots on Friday.

Jefferson County had announced a Thursday count, but information posted online shows a count was done Wednesday and will not be done again until Nov. 28, the day the election is certified.

Jefferson County reported a voter turnout of 43.69 percent, or 12,110 ballots counted out of 27,716 provided.

Clallam County reported a voter turnout of 44.63 percent, or 25,599 ballots counted out of 57,359 provided to voters.

Outcomes in contested races were unchanged, but the Clallam County Parks and Recreation District 1 race for the Position 3 seat remained close after a fourth count of ballots Tuesday in the Nov. 7 general election.

Robert Kellso had 4,095 votes, or 35.43 percent, for the four-year short and full term. He was leading Dick Neal, at 3,975 votes, or 34.39 percent, and Jason Bushman, at 3,467 votes, or 30 percent.

An automatic manual recount will be conducted if two candidates are separated by less than 150 votes and less than one-fourth percent. A machine recount could be called if the difference is less than 2,000 votes and one-half percent.

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