Ballots for the April 24th Special Election that includes four races for Shelton City Council and a Southside School District levy have already been mailed to registered voters overseas and in the military. According to Mason County Auditor Karen Herr, this advance mailing provides those voters with ample time to receive their ballots and return them in a timely manner.
Ballots will be mailed to Mason County voters on April 3rd. Those in the City and Southside School District must return their ballots via a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Night or by mail which must be postmarked by Election Day, April 24th, in order to be counted.
March 26th is the deadline for mail-in or online voter registrations and voter updates prior to the April Special Election and April 16th is the last day for in-person registration in order to vote in the Special Election.
Replacement ballots are available by calling 360-427-9670 ext. 470, appearing in person between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Auditor’s office, or on-line at www.myvote.wa.gov.
For those interested in the Shelton City Council elections, there are two forums scheduled.
The League of Women Voters of Mason County is holding their “Speed- Dating” Forum with the eight candidates on Thursday, March 29th. The event will begin at 6:30 PM in Mason County PUD 3’s auditorium on Johns Prairie Road. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC hopes to broadcast this forum live.
The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, Hood Canal Communications and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC are holding a candidates’ debate on April 2nd. The debate starts at 6 PM and will be held at Olympic Middle School. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the debate live.