By Doris Schaller
San Juan County Elections Supervisor
On July 18 the San Juan County Elections Office will mail ballots for the countywide vote-by-mail Primary Election of August 7, 2012. On the ballot will be federal, congressional, legislative, and judicial races, as well as a County proposition regarding adoption of a public safety sales tax.
The Elections Office is excited to partner with the Secretary of State to offer a greatly enhanced online site where voters can view their online voters’ guide, print a replacement ballot, and learn when the Elections Office has received their ballot. The online site is located at myvote.wa.gov.
Other services offered by the site include the ability to update one’s residence address, within the State, or mailing address, anywhere in the world; and to view one’s voting history.
Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by August 7, Election Day. First class postage is required. Alternatively, voters may deposit their ballots at ballot drop boxes located at the San Juan County Courthouse, Orcas Island Senior Center and Lopez Fire Station. Voters may also drop their ballots off at the Elections Office in Friday Harbor by 8 p.m. on Election Day.