More than half of Kitsap County voters voted before Election Day this year, according to Kitsap Election Division officials.
According to the division’s ballot return statistics, a total of 50.8 percent of Kitsap’s eligible registered voters submitted ballots by Monday, Nov. 5.
Monday’s ballot collection — which included some ballots mailed in over the weekend — totaled 17,190 ballots, the highest number received on a single day since ballots started being returned for counting on Oct. 22.
All told, Kitsap election officials said 85,770 ballots had been received for processing through Monday.
Kitsap has 168,827 registered voters.
Ballots will be counted after 8 p.m. on Election Day. The first vote tally is expected to be online by 8:15 p.m. at https://www.kitsapgov.com/auditor/Documents/Results.html.