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It's Election Day: Voters to choose council, port, school board members
It’s Election Day.
Your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday or deposited into a 24-hour ballot drop box by 8 p.m.
Several candidates, such as Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, are running unopposed and can look forward to another term in office. Ditto in local fire and park districts. Voters have a choice in who will make decisions on their behalf regarding education and management of ports. Cindy Webster-Martinson, a teacher and former Suquamish Tribal Council member, is poised to make history Tuesday as the first Native American elected to the North Kitsap School Board.
Voters will also decide whether to continue paying a property tax that supports EMS services in Poulsbo and North Kitsap fire protection districts. Indianola voters will decide whether to increase their property tax to pay for improvements and maintenance of the iconic, historic dock.
NorthKitsapHerald.com and KingstonCommunityNews.com will post election coverage at approximately 8:15 p.m. Election results will also be available on the Kitsap County Auditor Elections Division website.
As of Nov. 4, 29.24 percent of the county's 153,684 voters had submitted their ballots. Still, County Auditor Walt Washington, the county's top elections official, predicted a 50 percent voter turnout, according to his department website.
Here’s who and what’s on the ballot in North Kitsap.
Poulsbo Mayor: Becky Erickson.
Poulsbo City Council, Position 5: Ed Stern
Poulsbo City Council, Position 5: David Musgrove
Poulsbo City Council, Position 7: Jim Henry, Melody Sky Eisler
North Kitsap School Board, District 1: Steve C. Hancock (withdrew from race), Cindy Webster-Martinson.
North Kitsap School Board, District 3: Doug Prichard, Beth Worthington.
Kitsap County Fire District 18, Position 2: C. Conrad Green.
Kitsap County Fire District 18, Position 5: Darryl Milton.
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Position 2: Patrick M. Pearson.
Port of Eglon Commission, District 1: Timothy Holbrook.
Port of Indianola Commission, District 2: Eric B. Cookson, Matthew Smith (write-in).
Port of Indianola Commission, District 3: John Lane, Patrick Hatchel.
Port of Keyport Commission, Position 1: John M. Thompson.
Port of Kingston Commission, District 1: Nels Sultan, Bruce MacIntyre.
Port of Poulsbo Commission, Position 1: Stephen L. Swann.
Port of Poulsbo Commission, Position 2: Mark DeSalvo.
Village Green Metropolitan Park District Commission, Position 1: Trace Darlene Harris.
Village Green Metropolitan Park District Commission, Position 5: Jim Moore.
Kitsap County Fire District 18, Proposition 1: To continue for six years, at the current rate, the property tax levy to support emergency medical services.
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Proposition 1: To continue for six years, at the current rate, the property tax levy to support emergency medical services.
Port of Indianola, Proposition 1: To increase the property tax levy to support improvement and maintenance of the dock.