Residents should receive primary ballots soon


Grays Harbor residents can expect their primary election ballots in the mail any day now.

This year, everyone should receive a ballot featuring the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s race, thanks to a recent decision by the Legislature. Incumbent Sheriff Rick Scott is running unopposed, but because the race is partisan, it must be shown on the primary ballot. Voters will be able to mark Scott’s name or vote for a write-in candidate.

Some county residents will have additional categories on their ballots, depending on where they live. Hospital District 1 will have a race for position three. In Aberdeen, Bruce Daniels and Michelle Barclay will challenge incumbent Councilman Denny Lawrence for his ward six position, with the top two advancing.

In Westport, voters will be asked to vote for on two propositions. Fire District 3 and Fire District 14 will have measures on the ballot.