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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 6, 2010
Contact: Delores Gilmore, Kitsap County Elections Manager
Phone: Kitsap 1 at 360-337-7128 or dgilmore@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 10-50

What is new for voters this November?

(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: http://wa.nationalvoterguide.com/kitsap

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 voter.

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: www.kitsapgov.com

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.

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Doug Bear, Public Communication Manager
360-337-4598 or
email: dbear@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014