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County sends out ballots

Kitsap County has sent out its ballots for this year’s election, distributing 142,471 ballots in 271 different configurations.

Voters will receive ballots tailored to their residence, listing the races and ballot measures in which they are qualified to decide.

Mayor and/or council races are taking place in Port Orchard, Bremerton, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island.

Voters within the Port of Bremerton boundaries will select a new commissioner, and several municipalities have local tax measures.

Two state measures are also on thus year’s ballot, which must be either delivered to the Kitsap County Auditor’s office or postmarked by Nov. 3.

Elections Manager Dolores Gilmore said the number of ballots was exactly as projected, and she expects that about 55 percent of voters will participate in the election.

Gilmore said that all voters should have received their printed voter pamphlet by now.

Any voters who have not received their ballots by Oct. 22 should contact the Auditor’s Office to request a replacement.

Political parties have access to registration lists, and are entitled to real-time updates of who has not voted. So if a voter does not want to receive electioneering pitches the calls will cease after the ballot is received.

Ballots can be mailed, or delivered to the Auditor’s Office in Port Orchard, around the clock through a drop box on the front of the Administration Building.

Voters have several options. They can cast votes in person between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The vote mobile begins its rounds next week, with a schedule in the Voters’ Pamphlet and online.

And ballot stations will be open throughout the county on Election Day.

For more information call (360) 337-5769 or go to www.kitsapgov.com/aud/elections/elections.htm.

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