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Port Orchard WA 98366-4687
360-337-7129 * Fax: 360-337-4645

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Dolores Gilmore (D)

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The Auditor’s Office newsletter began in January 2012 and I am excited to continue this publication as your new Kitsap County Auditor. One of our top priorities for 2015 is to better serve our customers by continuing to improve processes in the Elections, Financial Services, Licensing, and Recording Divisions.

Kyle Joyce joined our team in March as your new Elections Manager. Under Kyle’s leadership, the Elections Division is reconfiguring the ballot processing room in preparation for the 2016 presidential election year.

There is a Special Election on April 28 for voters in the Central Kitsap Fire, and South Kitsap Fire districts. Candidate filing is right around the corner, beginning May 11. Information about the upcoming local election and candidate filing is available on our website.

Financial Services
We have launched a new payroll dashboard and document center. This system allows county departments to submit payroll documents and information electronically, and monitor payroll processing using the dashboard.

In February, our Financial Services Division received national awards on behalf of Kitsap County for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Popular Annual Financial Report. These awards are received by only 16 percent and 2 percent of counties nationwide respectively.

Progress has been made in the number of county vendors using direct deposit payments reducing the number of checks printed and mailed by 11 percent since the beginning of the year. We are on our way to reaching our goal of reducing paper warrants by 50 percent by year end.

The Licensing Division storage area is being reorganized to ensure supplies are in one easy-to-access location for our subagents and staff.

Our license transactions have increased by 10 percent since the beginning of 2015 and online license renewal requests at our sub-agencies increased by 50 percent.

Workspaces in the Recording Division have been reconfigured so all staff are available to assist walk-in customers throughout the business day.  

New policies were implemented to track electronic recordings to meet our goal of processing all e-recordings we receive within 30 minutes. Our average last month was 19 minutes. Additionally, all e-recordings received by 4:30 p.m. are processed before we leave at the end of the day.

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