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6-thousand more Clallam ballots counted, no result changes

August 10th, 2012 - 4:13pm

(Port Angeles) -- The last update of primary election ballots once again show no major changes in the results for Clallam County after an additional 6-thousand ballots were tabulated this afternoon.

Just 25 ballots remain to counted before the election is validated on August 21st.

CIVIC FIELD BOND

The Port Angeles Civic Field capital improvement measure has failed after coming up short of the necessary 60 percent supermajority with 56-point-7 percent yes votes.

SEQUIM PUBLIC SAFETY SALES TAX

(Sequim) -- The Sequim measure for a point-one-percent public safety sales tax has passed with slightly more than 60 percent yes votes -- well above the simple majority needed.

The dollars collected will support a new police station in Sequim.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2

(Port Angeles) -- Incumbent Mike Chapman and Republican challenger Maggie Roth are headed for a general election faceoff for County Commissioner District 2.

Chapman has almost 39 percent and Roth tallied more than 26 percent.

Dale Holiday has 16 percent, Patti Morris around 12 percent and Sandy Long received less than 7 percent.

CLALLAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE

(Port Angeles) -- Erik Rohrer and Chris Melly will meet in the general election for the Clallam County Superior Court Judge.

Rohrer has received more than 36 percent while Melly has 23-point-6 percent.

William Payne has more than 21 percent and Curtis Johnson has 18-point-7 percent.

24th DISTRICT LEGISLATURE

(Port Angeles) -- A pair of incumbents won "beauty contest" primary races for Peninsula seats in the state Legislature.

Incumbent Senator Jim Hargrove got more than 65 percent of the vote against independent challenger Larry Carter.

Incumbent Representative Steve Tharinger leads Republican Steve Gale with 57-and-a-half percent of the district wide vote.

Incumbent Kevin Van De Wege ran unopposed.

All 5 candidates move on to the general election in November.

SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESS

(Port Angeles) -- Port Angeles native Derek Kilmer will meet Bill Driscoll in the general election for Sixth District Congressman.

Kilmer has almost 54 percent of the Sixth District vote.

Bill Driscoll had about 18 percent.

25 ballots left to count

Tallies from nearly 47 percent of the registered voters in Clallam County have now been tabulated -- 21-thousand-443.

25 ballots remained to be counted.

The election is set to be certified on August 21st.


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