(Port Orchard, WA) -Kitsap County voters will have more time to read candidate statements in the voters’ Pamphlet than they have in past years.The Kitsap County Auditor’s Office mailed the Local Voters’ Pamphlet for the August 7, 2018, Primary last week to every Kitsap County residence so voters will be sure to receive their copy of the pamphlet by the time their ballot arrives.“We wanted to give voters more time to read the pamphlet and review candidate statements in this primary. There are multiple candidates in several races, so we think the extra time is better for voters,” said Dolores Gilmore, Kitsap County Auditor.Two other big changes should make returning ballots easier this year. The county added five more ballot drop boxes, one each in Seabeck, Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, Indianola, and at Olympic College’s Poulsbo Campus. Ballot drop boxes provide a way for voters to deposit their ballots in secure receptacles dedicated to elections. There are now a total of 22 ballot drop boxes throughout Kitsap County.The other change for the 2018 Primary and General Election is no postage will be required to return ballots. The state provided grant money this year to pay for voters to mail in their ballots without a stamp.Residents have until the end of day, Monday, July 9, to register to vote online or by mail or to change their voter registration addresses. Washington residents not currently registered in Washington have until 4:30 p.m. on July 30 to register in person at the county elections office. The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is available online by going directly to kcowa.us/lvp.