What is new for voters this
(Port Orchard, WA) – Voters can
expect to see a larger, two sided ballot with three columns. With ten
statewide and local measures on the November 2nd General Election, the
larger ballot will have measures printed on the front, and candidate races
on the back.
Ballot envelopes have also been redesigned to accommodate the larger ballot.
Due to the increased weight that would require voters to use more than one
stamp, the November ballot return envelope is postage paid.
Kitsap County also joined with several other Washington Counties in using
standard mail-in ballot envelopes without signature flaps. This change in
state law will help reduce the cost of ballot envelopes by $30,000 a year.
Printed Voter Pamphlets will be
mailed to all households October 8th. In addition to the printed pamphlet,
voters also have access to an online voter video guide at:
This online guide has the
capability to list each voter’s specific ballot contests. It also provides
voters that may have difficulty voting a paper ballot the option to access
and mark his/her ballot online. Marked ballots would then be printed and
mailed or delivered to the elections office in an envelope signed by the
A list of ballot drop locations is
located on the insert inside each ballot packet, and is also available by
selecting the elections tab online at:
Voters that are not currently
registered to vote in Washington may apply in person at the Kitsap County
Auditor’s Office 619 Division Street in Port Orchard by October 25th.
Ballots for military and overseas
voters were mailed October 1st. All other ballots will be mailed by October
15th. Voters that do not receive a ballot by October 21st should contact the
Elections Office at (360) 337-7128.