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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 15, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - More than 650 absentee ballots were counted from this year's primary election, but those votes had no effect on Tuesday's results. The Washington County Board of Elections on Thursday counted 668 absentee ballots. That is about half of the more than 1,200 absentee ballots that have been received, according to Dorothy Kaetzel, the county's election director. The deadline for the board to receive those ballots is Feb. 22, but they must have been postmarked by Feb. 12. The remainder of the ballots will be counted Feb. 22, and provisional ballots are expected to be counted Tuesday.
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October 31, 2000
Officials say absentee ballots predicting big voter turnout By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer If the number of absentee ballots being issued in the Tri-State area is any indication - and election officials think it is - voter turnout should be high for next Tuesday's general election. continued Washington County Election Director Dorothy Kaetzel said voter turnout could reach 77 percent, up from 70 percent in the 1996 presidential election. Kaetzel has issued almost 2,400 of the 2,500 absentee ballots on hand and has ordered 500 more since emergency absentee ballots can still be issued.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 14, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- More than 650 absentee ballots were counted from this year's primary election, but those votes had no effect on Tuesday's results. The Washington County Board of Elections on Thursday counted 668 absentee ballots. That is about half of the 1,206 absentee ballots that have been received, according to Dorothy Kaetzel, the county's election director. The deadline for the board to receive those ballots is Feb. 22, but they must have been postmarked by Feb. 12. The remainder of the ballots will be counted Feb. 22, and provisional ballots are expected to be counted Tuesday.
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by ERIN JULIUS | November 8, 2006
Less than half of Washington County's registered voters cast ballots Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 37,779 votes were cast, a voter turnout of 47.37 percent, according to Dorothy Kaetzel, Washington County election director. After absentee ballots are counted, the turnout number will go up slightly, Kaetzel said. Kaetzel said she does not expect turnout to reach more than 50 percent. Washington County has 79,760 registered voters. Most of the absentee ballots will be counted Thursday.
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March 5, 2004
Washington County Election Director Dorothy Kaetzel, left, and Charles L. Mobley Jr., election board president, gather absentee ballots Thursday to be counted March 12 with overseas ballots.
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May 22, 2009
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 8, 2008
More than 3,200 absentee ballots counted this week in Washington County didn't affect Election Day results. In the closest race, Justin M. Hartings' lead over Jacqueline B. Fischer for the fourth and final open Washington County Board of Education seat dropped from 2,046 votes to 1,977 votes. The Washington County Board of Elections released updated totals Friday after completing a two-day review of the bulk of the absentee ballots. Elections officials have about 1,000 provisional ballots to examine Monday and about 800 more absentee ballots to go through Nov 14. Fischer has acknowledged that her deficit is too great for her to win. Of the 3,278 absentee ballots counted, Wayne D. Ridenour - who led the field of eight school board candidates at the end of Election Day - picked up 1,533 votes, the most of any candidate.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 11, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - With the majority of Washington County's absentee ballots counted, the results and order of finishes in local elections have not changed. On Friday, the Washington County Board of Elections finished two days of opening, examining and tallying 3,498 absentee ballots. Another 115 or so ballots were disqualified and not counted. In two key races in particular - Washington County Commissioners and Washington County Board of Education - absentee ballots have had no effect on who won. All five commissioners seats and three seats on the school board were open in this election.
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October 30, 2000
Absentee voters swamp polls By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Absentee voters are flooding the polls in Jefferson and Berkeley counties, election officials said. As of Monday afternoon, 520 county residents had cast absentee ballots in the Jefferson County circuit clerk's office, said Circuit Clerk Patsy Noland. continued Noland said that that's the highest number of absentee ballots cast in the county in recent history.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2012
The head of the county election board had predicted up to a 40 percent voter turnout in Washington County in Tuesday's primary elections, but with light activity at polls during the day, she lowered that prediction to 20 to 25 percent by Tuesday night. With only seven of the county's 54 precincts reporting as of about 9:15 p.m., Kaye E. Robucci, director of the Washington County Board of Elections, could only offer a rough estimate of voter turnout. Robucci said she based her 20 percent to 25 percent turnout prediction on the fact that voting was light at polls in the early part of the day. “Usually, we have people lined up at the door, and it just wasn't there,” Robucci said.
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