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General Election Ballots to Be Mailed This Week

October 16, 2018

(Port Orchard, WA) - Ballots for the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election will be in the mail later this week. Voters have an opportunity to vote on several local and state ballot measures, as well as on races for local, state and federal offices.

Local Voters' Pamphlets were mailed over the weekend and should arrive ahead of the ballots. The pamphlet is also available online at

"We are expecting additional interest in this midterm election because people are more engaged this year," Dolores Gilmore said. "Kitsap County voters have an opportunity to impact important races and measures."

Just like the Primary, no postage is required for returning ballots. The county added five new ballot drop boxes earlier this year, one each in Seabeck, Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, Indianola and at Olympic College's Poulsbo campus. For a list and maps of ballot drop locations, go to Additionally, the state provided funding for elections this year so ballots could be returned by mail without the need of a stamp.

Residents not currently registered in Washington can register in person at the Kitsap County Auditor's Office, 619 Division Street in Port Orchard through October 29.
Ballots must be returned to one of the county's drop boxes by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6, or postmarked by that day.‚Äč