Category Archives: Election

Unofficial Election Results

2013MasonWebTVELECTIONThe unofficial election results from Tuesday’s General Election show a close race for Shelton City Commission and a new Port of Shelton Commissioner. Also Fire levies are passing but the Pioneer School District bond and the Port of Grapeview levy lid lift are coming up short.

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Ballots Due Today

11-5-13ballotBallots for the General Election need to be returned to the Mason County Auditor’s Office or dropped in a ballot drop box by 8 PM tonight, or in today’s mail. This election features seven state measures, and – depending on where you live – you may see several of the 61 local offices and/or five local measures.

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Watch Rebroadcast of Candidates’ Forum Here

video iconHere is where you can watch the League of Women Voters of Mason County’s Candidates’ Forum. Forum Moderator is Kim McNamara. Candidates who appeared are Kristy Buck and Jay Hupp (running for Port of Shelton Commission), Kathy McDowell (Tracy Moore was ill and sent Janet Rogerson to represent her) (running for Shelton City Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement), and Ginger Brooks (unopposed candidate for Mason County Clerk).

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Pioneer Pitches Bond Proposal

pioneer bond 5Pioneer School District presented its bond proposal to residents Tuesday night. District Superintendent, Marty Brewer, explained the reasoning for the $26.92 Million, 25-year bond and what will be built with the funds that will cost taxpayers approximately $1.33 per thousand of assessed value.

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Updated Primary Election Results

2013MasonWebTVELECTIONThe latest election result from Tuesday’s Primary Election haven’t changed much from the initial count after election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office counted additional ballots Wednesday afternoon.

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Primary Election Results

The unofficial results from the Primary Election have been released.

Mason County Clerk
Ginger Brooks                95.3%                         6,634
Write-Ins                        4.7%                             327
City of Shelton Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement
Kathy McDowell              41.37%                       398
Gary M Brumbaugh        16.01%                       154
Tracy Moore                   41.79%                       402
Mason County Fire District No. 3, Commissioner Position No. 3
Mike Creighton                 61.41%                      331
Michael J Barth                29.5%                        159
Bob Allen                         8.53%                          46
Mason County Fire District No. 5, Commissioner Position No. 3
Pat McGanney                28.01%                       718
Richard Knight                33.75%                       865
Del Griffey                       37.14%                       952
Mason County Fire District No. 5 (Central Mason Fire and EMS) Property Tax Levy Lid Lift
YES                                  53.7%                       1,581
NO                                   46.3%                        1,363
Mason County Fire District No. 11 Property Tax Levy Lid Lift
YES                                 72.94%                        283
NO                                   27.06%                       105
Port of Shelton Commissioner Position No. 3
Jay Hupp                                 34.82%                      1,087
Kristy Buck                             54.64%                      1,706
Richard W McEachin Sr        9.42%                           294
Trails End Water District Commissioner Position No. 3
Dan Burrus                             33.87%                       21
Sarah Carlson                        40.32%                       25
Howard Holeman                    22.58%                      14
The top two candidates in each race advance to the General Election.  More ballots will be counted 4 PM Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Election officials processed 8,101 ballots so far, making the turnout about 23%.
 
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Auditor Encourages Use of Ballot Drop Boxes

Mason County Auditor Karen Herr is encouraging voters to use ballot drop boxes today (Tuesday, August 06, 2013) to make sure they get their vote counted: 

Ballot drop boxes are located at the Auditor’s Office on the second floor of Mason County Building I, 411 North Fifth Street in Shelton; in front of Mason County Building I; at the Hood Canal Visitor Center, 150 N lake Cushman Road in Hoodsport; at the Port of Allyn, 18560 E State Route 3 in Allyn; or in Belfair at 23910 NE State Route 3 in Belfair.

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Primary Ballots Due

4-23-13 sample ballotBallots for the 2013 Primary Election need to be returned to the Mason County Auditor’s Office no later than 8 PM tonight (Tuesday, August 6, 2013) or have today’s postmark. Every registered voter in the county received a ballot with one candidate running for Mason County Clerk. Those in the City of Shelton have three running Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement. Those in the Port of Shelton have three running for Commissioner Position 3. Those in Mason County Fire District 5 have three candidates for Fire Commissioner Position 3 and a property tax lid lift. Mason County Fire District 11 voters are also deciding on a property tax lid lift. In Mason County Fire District 3, there are three running for Fire Commissioner Position 3. And in the Trails End Water District, there are three running for Commissioner Position 3. 

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