Kitsap voters to receive Primary ballots soon

Kitsap voters to receive Primary ballots soon

Registered voters in Kitsap County will begin receiving ballots for the 2022 Primary this week.

Ballots have been delivered to the U.S. Post Office and are on the way.

The Primary includes 65 candidates in 18 races for federal, statewide, state legislative and county races. The top two candidates in each race advance to the General Election in November.

Registered voters who have not received their ballots by July 21 can email auditor@kitsap.gov or call 360-337-7128 to ask for a replacement.

The county’s 25 drop boxes open July 15, and will remain open until 8 p.m. Election Day, Aug. 2. Voters can find the locations for all drop boxes at kcowa.us/vote.

Voter registration is available online at VoteWA.gov for residents with a valid state driver’s license until July 25. Residents can register in person at the Kitsap County Administration Building in the Elections Office at 619 Division St. in Port Orchard or at one of three Vote Centers.

The 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 Kitsap.gov/elections.

The Elections Division will host a training for ballot observers at 10 a.m. July 16 in the county Administration Building. The meeting will be recorded and posted online at Kitsap.gov/elections. The training will review what to look for and rules for observers.