Clallam County, Washington, has the nation’s longest unbroken record of voting for the winning presidential candidate, going back to 1980. Since 1920, voters in the county backed the winning presidential candidate in every election except 1968 and 1976.
Top-two primaries took place on Aug. 3 in three cities in Clallam County—Port Angeles, Sequim, and Forks. In total, 26 offices are up for election in those cities this year.
Results of the races are pending. Elections in Washington are conducted primarily by mail, though ballots may also be deposited in drop boxes or returned in person. Ballots postmarked by Aug. 3 will be counted. The Clallam County Auditor’s office releases updated vote totals on a daily basis until all ballots are counted.
In Clallam County, nonpartisan elections skip the primary and appear only on the general election ballot when fewer than three candidates file for the election or the office is a cemetery or parks and recreation district. Below are the preliminary results from races where primaries took place in Port Angeles, Sequim, and Forks as of Aug. 4. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the general election on Nov. 2, when the other 20 offices will also be on the ballot.
Port Angeles School District Director Position No. 2
Jesse Charles – 25.45%
Mary Hebert – 36.08%
Jean M. Stratton – 6.06%
Port Angeles City Council Position No. 1
LaTrisha Suggs (incumbent) – 47.05%
John DeBoer – 11.43%
Adam Garcia – 41.44%
Port Angeles City Council Position No. 2
Mike French (incumbent) – 57.02%
John Madden – 35.42%
Samantha Rodahl – 7.54%
Port Angeles City Council Position No. 3
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin (incumbent) – 41.65%
Jason Thompson – 21.06%
Jena Stamper – 37.26%
Port Angeles City Council Position No. 4
Kate Dexter (incumbent) – 53.9%
Jon Bruce – 5.4%
John W. Procter – 40.65%
Sequim School District Director at Large, Position No. 4 (multi-county race)
Derek Huntington – 16.02%
Kristi Schmeck – 29.07%
Virginia R. Sheppard – 28.17%
Rachel Tax – 26.56%
Forks City Council Position No. 2
Josef Echeita – 31.22%
Barbara Neihouse – 9.26%
Clinton W. Wood – 58.2%
Clallam County is located in the northwestern corner of Washington. The estimated population in 2020 was 76,770. The county sits at the westernmost point in the contiguous United States, on the Olympic Peninsula.