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Date: Aug. 2, 2013

Shawn Devine, Kitsap County Elections Communications,,

No: 2013-075

Election Day deadline for partial county Primary Election is Aug. 6

(Port Orchard, WA) - Voters in select areas of the county have until 8 p.m., Aug. 6 to return their ballots for the partial-county Primary Election.

Approximately 94,000 of the county's 154,000 registered voters are eligible to vote in this election. The vast majority of contests this year are non-partisan. A Primary is only held for these offices where three or more candidates filed for the position. Some voters who are not in the election may have received voters' pamphlets because they were mailed using Postal Carrier Routes which reduces delivery costs compared to mailing to individual households.

"As Election Day draws near we are hearing from voters who are concerned that they haven't received their ballots," Kitsap County Auditor Walt Washington said. "For most of these voters it's because their precinct is not in the election."

That will change come October when ballots are mailed county-wide for the Nov. 5 General Election. General Election ballots will include numerous state and local measures, in addition to more than 80 local offices throughout the county.

Voters may view a map on the Elections Division website which shows areas of the county that are in the Primary Election, here. Shaded areas of the map indicate locations that are eligible to vote in the election.

"We've already received more than 17,000 ballots for this election," says Elections Division Manager Dolores Gilmore. "Turnout for this election is projected to be 35% or roughly 32,000 ballots."

Voters who return their ballots by mail are encouraged to place them in the mail early enough to ensure they are postmarked by Election Day. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted. Another option is to use one of the seven ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. They are open until 8 p.m. on Election Day and provide a secure way for voters to deposit their ballots postage free.

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