The Clatsop County Elections office reported today it has received 6,081 ballots for the Nov. 6 election.

Voters are deciding whether to link the district attorney's salary to that of judges, as well as voting on tax measures to benefit Warrenton Community Library and the Seaside Fire Department. Both money measures need a 50 percent turnout to validate.

Two state measures are also on the ballot.

Clatsop County Clerk Nicole Williams said people must get ballots in the mail by Thursday. The elections office only accepts ballots that arrive before 8 p.m. Nov. 6. Postmarks don't count.

She said the number of registered voters in the county is 20,864, although that number fluctuates. The U.S. Postal Service returns ballots for people who have filled in change-of-address cards to the elections office. The elections office then sends a letter to the new address informing the recipient they had an undeliverable ballot. If they still live in the county, they can come into the office and fill out a new voter registration.

Voter turnout for Seaside is 738 (23.2 percent) as of Tuesday. Voter turnout for Warrenton is 643 (25.1 percent) as of Tuesday.


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