Primary Election: Ballots Due Tuesday

Don't forget to turn in your ballots for the primary election by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Voting assistance will be available at the Gig Harbor City Hall Monday and Tuesday.

The Pierce County Primary Election is Tuesday Aug. 7. Don't forget to turn in your ballots and be counted.

Pierce County has an all mail-in ballot. You can either mail it back (your ballot must be postmarked by Aug. 7 to be counted) or drop it off at one of the 25 ballot deposit sites (no postage required). The ballot drop boxes close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

As of Friday, Aug. 3, 57,033 voters, or 13.6 percent of Pierce County’s 419,236 registered voters, had returned their ballots. (The Secretary of State’s Office expects about 46 percent turnout statewide for this primary.)

Here are the locations for the drop box in Gig Harbor:

  • Gig Harbor Fire Station, 6711 Kimball Dr.
  • Safeway, 4811 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW
  • Purdy Fire Station, 5210 144th St. NW
  • Key Center Fire Station, 8911 Key Peninsula Hwy, KPN; Lakebay

With a valid identification, voters may also vote in person at from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 

For more information about the accessible voting center, click here to go to the Pierce County Elections page.

Here are some local candidates for Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula voters:

U.S. Rep. 6th Congressional

  • Jesse Young (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Eric G. Arentz Jr. (Prefers Independent Party)
  • Derek Kilmer (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • Bill Driscoll (Prefers Republican Party)
  • David (Ike) Eichner (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Stephan Andrew Brodhead (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Doug Cloud (Prefers Republican Party)

State Rep. 26th Legislative Pos. 1

  • Karin Ashabraner (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • Jan Angel (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Stephen Greer (Prefers Democratic Party)

State Rep. 26th Legislative Pos. 2

  • Doug Richards (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Larry Seaquist (Prefers Democratic Party)

County Executive

  • Bruce Minker (States No Party Preference)
  • Pat McCarthy (Prefers Democratic Party)

Pierce County will begin posting the results at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Check back on Patch to find out the latest results.


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