Voters start returning ballots for August election | 2021 Primary Election

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Posted 7/21/21

Approximately 10 percent of registered voters in Jefferson County have already cast ballots for the Aug. 3 Primary Election.

According to the Jefferson County Elections Division, a total of 1,623 …

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Voters start returning ballots for August election | 2021 Primary Election

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Approximately 10 percent of registered voters in Jefferson County have already cast ballots for the Aug. 3 Primary Election.

According to the Jefferson County Elections Division, a total of 1,623 ballots were received through Tuesday, July 20 and 1,594 were accepted for counting.

A total of 992 ballots came in Monday, and 971 were accepted.

Four races for city council, school board, and fire commissioner — as well as an EMS levy for Jefferson County Fire District No. 2 — will be on the primary ballot.

Three candidates will square off to advance in the contest for the Position 5 seat on the Port Townsend City Council: Sky Hardesty-Thompson, Tyler Myles Vega, and Libby Urner Wennstrom.

For the Port Ludlow fire department, three candidates are also running for Commissioner Position 3 in Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 3.

The candidates are Glenn T. Clemens, Mike Feely, and Ron Helmonds.

Some residents of Jefferson County will also cast ballots in the four-way race for Position 4 on the Sequim School Board. 

Derek Huntington, Virginia R. Sheppard, Rachel Tax, and Kristi Schmeck are vying for the seat.

In Clallam-Jefferson Fire District 3, the Position 1 seat on the fire commissioners board also has a primary race with three candidates: Jeff Nicholas, Sean Ryan, and Duane Chamlee.

Voters in Quilcene will cast ballots on Proposition 1, a property tax measure for EMS (emergency medical services) funding for Jefferson County Fire District No. 2.

Jefferson County has 15,493 active registered voters for the Primary Election.

Residents can register to vote through Election Day.

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