Voters line up as Election Day looms
In the final finance reporting before Election Day, lead fundraiser Erik Levin listed $62,643 in contributions and $61,502 in expenditures during his pursuit of the East Fork Justice of the Peace robes.
Friday was the deadline to report campaign finances for the year.
Levin and Garderville attorney Cassandra Jones are squaring off for the East Fork seat. Jones hadn’t filed her report as of press time on Friday.
Her previous report listed $27,000 in contributions and $11,000 in expenses.
Friday was also the last day to cast a ballot early. Absentee ballots will be accepted at the Clerk’s Office up until 7 p.m. Tuesday. As of Thursday, 9,989 voters have cast a ballot early in person. Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis said she was expecting a big turnout on Friday.
Elections Clerk Dena Dawson reported mailing out 5,247 absentee ballots, and having received 3,692 back.
“We’re very excited about the mail-in ballot numbers and would urge voters to drop their voted mail-in ballots off in person rather than dropping them in the mail at this point,” she said.
Ballots may be dropped off at any polling place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day or at the Clerk’s valley and lake offices during regular business hours. Anything left in the Clerk’s drop boxes by 7 p.m. on Election Night will be counted as well.