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Posted on: August 2, 2013

2013 Primary Election Results Release Schedule

KEY DATESElection Day Aug. 6, Results at 8:15 p.m.Canvassing Board Meeting – Voter intent Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon
Canvassing Board Meeting – Certification Aug. 20 at 11 a.m.

IMPORTANT NUMBERSTotal registered voters 445,760*
Expected Turnout 19-22% Number of Registered Voters2011 Primary Election turnout 27.1% 414,360
2009 Primary Election turnout 19.2% 408,7322007 Primary Election turnout 24.5% 374,673
2005 Primary Election turnout 26.6% 399,800

*This number will continue to increase as voter registration deadlines approach

VOTINGBallot Drop Boxes• Open now.• Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week until 8 p.m. on Aug. 6.
• 27 sites across the County.• No stamp required for drop boxes.
• In last year’s General, 168,926 or over 48% of ballots were returned at a drop box.• Locations available online at www.piercecountywa.org/elections

Voting Centers• Six voting centers across the county.• Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
• Services provided: Accessible voting using a touch screen machine, Provisional ballots, and voter assistance.• Voting Centers are not polling places. They provide special assistance with voting.

WHAT'S ON THE PIERCE COUNTY BALLOT?• 26th Legislative District State Senator – State law requires a primary election in a partisan office regardless of the number of candidates.• Primary elections in the following districts – A primary is required when three or more candidates file for an office.
    o Port of Tacoma    o Eight cities and towns: Auburn, Bonney Lake, DuPont, Eatonville, Lakewood, Pacific, Sumner, and Wilkeson
    o Three school districts: Puyallup School District No. 3, Peninsula School District No. 401, and Fife School District No. 417    o Two fire districts: Fire Protection District No. 3 (West Pierce Fire and Rescue) Proposition No. 1 - Property tax levy for maintenance and operations and Fire Protection District No. 27 (Anderson Island)
    o One park district: Peninsula Metropolitan Park District• Over half of the voters (55%) will only vote on the port race.
• KEY MESSAGE: Even though there may only be one or two races on your ballot, it’s important for you to vote. Your vote determines who will advance to the general election.

Release Schedule• Election Night, Aug. 6 at 8:15 p.m. (Includes ballots processed through Election Day.) Voting Center results at 9:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. • Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m.
• Friday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. (Dependent upon volume of ballots received each day.)
• Monday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 20 - Certification of Election.

Please note: Results are not official until election certification. Schedule is subject to change. Times are approximate.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor 253-798-3189 or 253-948-7547 (cell) julie.anderson@co.pierce.wa.us Mike Rooney, Elections Manager
253-798-2148 or 253-318-0493 (cell)mrooney@co.pierce.wa.us

Pierce County Elections
253-798-VOTE (8683) or 800-446-4979pcelections@co.pierce.wa.uswww.piercecountywa.org/elections

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