Auditor to reissue 71 McCormick Woods ballots
October 19, 2009 · 7:29 PM
The Kitsap County Auditor is reprinting 71 ballots that were misprinted and did not include four races for Port Orchard City Council.
All of the ballots were for voters on a single road in McCormick Woods. The subdivision was annexed this summer into the City of Port Orchard, but was not accomplished in time to include city races on the primary ballot. McCormick Woods will vote as part of the city for the first time in the Nov. 3 general election.
The mistake was reported by City Council Candidate Amy Igloi-Matsuno, who was canvassing the neighborhood. Voters who lived within the new city limits did not have the four council races (two of which are contested) on their printed ballots.
Elections Supervisor Dolores Gilmore said the voters will be sent a replacement ballot, to arrive by the end of this week.
In order to prevent such errors in the future Gilmore said that voter registration rolls will be closely compared with GPS systems. She expects the auditor will face similar issues as more annexations occur.
For more information call (360) 337-5769 or go to www.kitsapgov.com/aud/elections/elections.htm.