FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
General Election ballots are in the mail
(Kitsap County, WA) Ballots and Voters’ Pamphlets for the Nov. 6 General Election should begin arriving in mailboxes by the end of this week.
Voters who do not receive their ballots by Oct. 25 may contact the Kitsap County Elections Division to receive a replacement.
“As with any Presidential Election, we are prepared for high voter turnout,” says Kitsap County Auditor Walter E. Washington. “We’re encouraging voters to return their ballots early to reduce volumes as we get closer to Election Day.”
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 have the post office weigh it for exact postage.
Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted.
An alternative to mailing your ballot is to use one of the six ballot-drop boxes located throughout the county. Ballot-drop boxes are open 24-hours a day beginning Oct. 17 and are available until 8 o’clock on Election Night. 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.
Kitsap County Elections has also launched an educational campaign aimed at reducing common marking errors that damage ballots. By reducing common marking errors, voters can improve efficiency and lower the cost of the election.
An Online Voter Guide is also available. It provides all of the information in the printed voters’ pamphlet and is fully accessible for use by voters with disabilities.
“With so many resources available, it has never been easier to cast a ballot here in Kitsap County,” said Washington. “We hope that voters make use of these resources and cast informed ballot for the General Election.”To learn more, visit www.kitsapgov.com and click on ‘Elections.’
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May 27, 2014