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Primary election day arrives with 26 percent of Clallam vote in

August 7th, 2012 - 5:38am

(Port Angeles) -- It's primary election day. That means ballots in Clallam County must be postmarked or returned to an official drop box by today to be valid.

Clallam County auditor Patty Rosand says another 23-hundred ballots came into her office over the last weekend and yesterday. That brings the total to just over 12-thousand of the nearly 46-thousand ballots sent out for the election.

Rosand says with a 26 percent voter turnout just ahead of the election, she thinks the county will fall short of her predicted turnout of 53 percent.

The primary is winnowing down a race between five candidates for Clallam County commissioner. The top-two voter getters regardless of party will advance. Clallam residents are also paring down a list of four Superior Court Judge candidates. Clallam voters also are voting in the primary for a new US Congressman to represent the sixth congressional district.

In Port Angeles, voters are being asked to decide a four-million dollar bond issue for repairing Civic Field. Sequim voters are being asked to approve a sales tax increase to fund a new police station.

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