Last chance to vote in primary election

Today is Election Day, and nearly 443,000 Pierce County residents received ballots. But early returns suggest a great many of those primary election ballots remain on kitchen tables and countertops.

It’s not too late. You can return your ballot several ways: Add a stamp and mail it today, deposit it in a drop box by the 8 p.m. deadline or vote in person at any of several vote centers throughout Pierce County from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For a list of drop boxes and voting centers, visit the Pierce County Auditor’s election website at www.co.pierce.wa.us and type “election” in the search field.

Voters will decide who advances to the November general election in several congressional, legislative and judicial races. Voters in the Peninsula School District will give a final reckoning to a twin levy and bond, while voters elsewhere will act on a few fire protection levies and an emergency medical services levy.

Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson has predicted a 36-percent primary turnout. She’d be delighted if results show she undershot the mark.

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