Ballots are in the mail; get yours postmarked by Nov. 6
October 18, 2012 · 2:55 PM
PORT ORCHARD — Ballots and voter pamphlets for the Nov. 6 General Election should begin arriving in mailboxes today, according to the Kitsap County Auditor’s website.
Ballots must be postmarked by election day in order to be counted.
With the office of president of the United States and numerous federal, state and local contests in this election, ballots are printed on larger card stock than the standard ballot. As a result, additional postage is required to return your ballot by mail. Use two first-class postage stamps to mail your ballot, or have the post office weigh it for exact postage.
An alternative to mailing a ballot is to use one of the six ballot-drop boxes located throughout the county. Ballot drop boxes are open 24 hours a day now until 8 p.m. on election night. Drop boxes can be found at the following locations:
— Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 NE Liberty Road, Poulsbo.
— Bainbridge Island Fire Department, 8895 Madison Ave. NE.
— Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton.
— Norm Dicks Govern-ment Center, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton.
— Central Kitsap School District Admin Building, 9210 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale.
— Kitsap County Auditor Elections Division, 619 Division St, Port Orchard.
An Online Voter Guide is also available. It provides all of the information in the printed voters’ pamphlet and is fully accessible for use by voters with disabilities. Go to www.kitsapgov.com/aud/elections.