Get your ballots in by Aug. 2

Voters have until Aug. 2 to turn or mail in their Primary Election ballots.

The Primary includes 65 candidates in 18 races for federal, statewide, state legislative and county races.

The top two vote-getters in each race advance to the General Election Nov. 8, no matter what their party.

Kitsap County’s 25 drop boxes will remain open until 8 p.m. Election Day. Voters can find the locations at

Vote Centers are open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on July 30 and Aug. 1. On Election Day, the vote centers are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

In Poulsbo, the Vote Center is at the Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 Liberty Road.

The Port Orchard Vote Center will be in the county Administration Building at 619 Division St.

In Bremerton, the Vote Center is in the Marvin Williams Recreation Center at 725 Park Ave.

The public is welcome to observe ballot processing in person in the Elections Office in Port Orchard or online at

As for the candidates, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray faces 17 challengers in the Primary, while U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer faces five. Eight candidates are running for Secretary of State, including incumbent Steve Hobbs.

For the state legislature, Tarra Simmons faces two candidates for Rep. 1, in the 23rd District.

For state senator in the 26th District, Emily Randall has two opponents, including Jesse L. Young, the incumbent representative in that district. In the 35th District, there are four hopefuls for state Rep. 2. In county races, there are five candidates running for commissioner District 3 to replace Ed Wolfe, who is retiring.

Drop boxes

Bainbridge: 8489 Madison Ave. NE

Bremerton – 345 6th St; 1301 Sylvan Way; 725 Park Ave.; 886 Barclay St.; 4109 West E St.; 3860 Boundary Trail NW; 4131 Pine Road NE

Port Orchard: 14972 Bethel-Burley Road SE; 2399 Colchester Drive E; 619 Division St.; 1974 Fircrest Drive SE; 7990 McCormick Woods Drive SW; 11677 SE Southworth Ferry Drive

Hansville: 38950 Hansville Road NE

Indianola: 20761 Greenwood St. NE

Keyport: 15378 Washington Ave. NE

Kingston: 26642 Miller Bay Road NE; 10810 NE West Kingston Road; 31912 Little Boston Road NE

Silverdale: 2500 Ohio St.; 9210 Silverdale Way NW

Poulsbo: 911 NE Liberty Road; 1000 Olympic College Way NW

Suquamish: 18490 Suquamish Way NE