or concerns, please contact:
Ballots for the General Election will begin to arrive in mail boxes by October 19. If you haven’t received your ballot by October 25 or if your ballot is damaged or lost, you may contact our office to receive a replacement.
With the Office of President of the United States and numerous federal, state and local contests in this election, ballots are printed on larger card stock than our standard ballot. As a result, additional postage is required to return your ballot by mail. Use two first-class postage stamps to mail your ballot, or you may wish to have the post office weigh it for exact postage.
An alternative to mailing your ballot is to use one of our six ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. Ballot drop boxes are open 24-hours a day beginning October 17 and are available until 8 p.m. on Election Night, November 6. They provide a safe, secure way for voters to deposit their ballots postage free. Each ballot drop has a drive-up slot, so voters can deposit their ballots without leaving their vehicles. A list of ballot drop locations is available on our website.
I hope that each and every one of you participates in this election by casting an informed ballot. Our government is founded on the principal of an actively participating citizenry. And informed voters are the cornerstone of our democracy. Be informed! Vote!!
With high turnout expected for the November 6 Presidential General Election, our staff will be working harder than ever to make sure ballots are counted in a timely and efficient manner. Voters can follow these simple reminders to improve efficiency and lower the cost of the election.
Previously in Accounts Payable we reported the testing of a new paperless processing system. This new system makes it easier for departments to process their records while making it easier for our staff to audit those records. Testing was conducted with five departments that have been moved onto the system permanently. We are now rolling out the system to other departments and training staff.
Recording Supports Housing and Shelter Programs
As a result, the total recording fees for General Recorded Documents are:
The new recording fee list is available on our website.
For any additional information, please feel free to contact the Recording staff 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday at 360-337-4935; or email AuditorRecLic@co.kitsap.wa.us.
Licensing – Washington State Department of
Licensing Introduces “LICENSE EXPRESS”
The new service allows people to take care of the most common DOL license transactions like renewals and address changes. It also makes it easy to take care of many less common tasks like ordering a duplicate drivers license or ID card, signing up for email renewal reminders, ordering copies of your driving record, and reporting the sale of vehicles or boats.
DOL will highlight a vehicle when it is time to renew, or you may sign up to have a reminder sent to you by email. Also, work is being done on an app for mobile devices.
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October 11, 2012