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Voters taking their time before sending ballots back

Posted by pallix on October 26, 2007

 excerpt from article at The Daily World:  Voters taking their time before sending ballots back

In Pacific County, Auditor Pat Gardner said, as of this morning, 2,028 ballots have been returned. That’s about 16 percent of the county’s 12,000 or so registered voters.

“That’s pretty good,” Gardner said. She added that there aren’t any particularly “hot” races in the county to draw voters.

Chris Stephens, chief deputy auditor, said that in the last General Election, about 60 percent of the Pacific County electorate voted. Because the number of ballots coming in day-to-day is “pretty consistent,” Stephens said the office is expecting a “good turnout.”

Updates on the returned ballots are being posted on the Pacific County Web site; voters in that county who have mailed in their ballots can check to see if their vote will count by entering their name or registration number at www.pacificcountyballots.com.

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