Here’s the straight skinny on voting

Ballots to be mailed out by Oct. 16

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Here’s the straight skinny on voting

Registered voters in Kitsap County will begin receiving their ballots in the mail for the Nov. 3 presidential election starting Oct. 16.

If you decide to mail in your ballot envelope, the Kitsap County Elections Department recommends that you do so by Oct. 27 to make sure it’s counted by the Nov. 3 deadline.

If you use a dropbox, you can do so up to 8 p.m. on Election Day. County drop boxes in South Kitsap are at the following locations: Manchester Stormwater Park, 2399 Colchester Dr. E.; Kitsap County Auditor’s Office, 619 Division St. in Port Orchard; Port Orchard (East) – SKFR Station 8, 1974 Fircrest Dr. SE in Port Orchard; Port Orchard (Glenwood) – SKFR Station 17, 7990 McCormick Woods Dr. SW, Port Orchard; and Southworth WSF Terminal, 11677 SE Southworth Ferry Dr., Port Orchard.

A complete countywide listing of the county’s 22 dropboxes is available on the Kitsap County Elections Division web page:

If you want to vote in person, you can do so from Oct. 16-30 at the Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division St., in Port Orchard. Accessible voting units, or AVUs, are available at the Elections Division office. During that period, voting at that location will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Also: Voting in person at that location on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.

If you are 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 the signatures did not match. About 670 of the ballots were received too late to be counted. 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 older than age 50.

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

On the ballot


President: Donald Trump v. Joe Biden

U.S. Representative – District 6: Derek Kilmer v. Elizabeth Kreiselmaier


Governor: Jay Inslee v. Loen Culp.

Lt. Governor: Denny Heck v. Marty McClendon

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

Supreme Court Justice – 3, 4, 6 and 7

Court of Appeals Position 1


23rd District

Senator: Christine Rolfes v. Pam Madden-Boyer

Representative Position 1: Tarra Simmons v. April Ferguson

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

26th District

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

Representative Position 2: Joy Stanford v. Michelle Caldier

35th District

Representative Position 1: Dan Griffey v. Colton Myers

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


Commissioner District 1: Robert Gelder v. Scott Henden

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

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

Utility District 1 Commissioner District 2

Precinct Committee Officers

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