Ballots coming in the mail this week

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:54am
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Citizens will be receiving their ballots in the mail for the Nov. 3 presidential election around Oct. 16.

If you decide to mail it in, the Kitsap County Elections Department recommends that you do that by Oct. 27 to make sure it’s counted.

If you use a drop box, you can do so by Election Day at 8 p.m. Local ones are located at 8489 Madison Ave. NE in Bainbridge Island and at 9 NE Liberty Road and 1000 Olympic College Way in Poulsbo, along with 8490 Suquamish Way NE in Suquamish.

If you want to vote in person, you can do so Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 911 NE Liberty Road in Poulsbo, or from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at that same location on Election Day Nov. 3.

You may be worried about your vote counting, the Elections Department says, for example, in the recent primary out of 100,259 ballots received, 1,690 were rejected. About 900 signatures did not match. About 670 were received too late. About 70 were not signed. And about 50 were rejected for other reasons.

Kitsap County statistics as of April show 51.3 percent of voters are women, 48.5 percent men. About half of the registered voters are over age 50.

The last day to register to vote is eight days before the election.

On the ballot


President: Donald Trump v. Joe Biden, Representative District 6: Derek Kilmer v. Elizabeth Kreiselmaier.


Governor: Jay Inslee v. Loen Culp. Lt. governor: Denny Heck v. Marko Liias (Joshua Freed write-in), Secretary of state: Kim Wyman v. Gael Tarleton. Treasurer: Duane Davidson v. Mike Pellicciotti. Auditor: Pat McCarthy v. Chris Leyba. Attorney general: Bob Ferguson v. Matt Larkin. Commissioner of public lands: Hilary Franz v. Sue Kuehl Pederson. Superintendent of public instruction: Chris Reykdal v. Maia Espinoza. Insurance commissioner: Mike Kreidler v. Chirayu Avinash Patel. And Supreme Court justices 3, 4, 6 and 7. Court of Appeals Position 1.

State legislature

(District 23)

Senator: Christine Rolfes v. Pam Madden-Boyer

Representative Position 1: Tarra Simmons v. April Ferguson

Representative Position 2: Drew Hansen v. Elaina Gonzales-Blanton

(District 26)

Representative Position 1: Jesse L. Young v. Carrie Hesch

Representative Position 2: Joy Stanford v. Michelle Caldier

(District 35)

Representative Position 1: Dan Griffey v. Colton Myers

Representative Position 2: Drew C. MacEven v. Darcy Huffman

Kitsap County

Commissioner District 1: Robert Gelder v. Scott Henden

Commissioner District 2: Oran R. Root v. Charlotte Garrido

Superior Court judges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Utility District 1 Commissioner District 2.

Precinct Committee Officers.

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