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Voter turnout at less than 14%, so far

Primary election includes races for Pasco City Council, Pasco School Board

PASCO — With only one day left in the primarily election, voter turnout appears low in Franklin County.

As of today, Monday, Aug. 2, the Franklin County Auditor's Office had received only 5,533 ballots, according to the agency's website.

The Auditor's Office reported that's only about 13.85% of the registered voters in the county.

On the ballot are two races — one for a Pasco City Council seat and one for a Pasco School Board seat.

Four candidates are vying for the City Council District No. 3, Position No. 3 seat. The candidates are Leo A. Perales, Stephen X. Martinez, Irving L. Brown Sr. and Nikki Torres.

Three candidates are on the ballot for the School Board District No. 1, at-large Position No. 5 seat. Those candidates are Michelle Andres, Amy Freeman Phillips and John Kennedy.

Ballots in the Aug. 3 primary election are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

They can either be postmarked by tomorrow or dropped in a drop box at one of the five following locations:

Connell — Connell Public Utility District shop, 619 W. Clark St.

Pasco — Election Center, 116 N. Third Ave.; Franklin County Courthouse, 1016 N. Fourth Ave.; Trade, Recreation, Agriculture, Convention (TRAC) Center, 6600 Burden Blvd.; and Fire Protection District No. 3, 2108 Road 84.

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Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.


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