PACIFIC COUNTY — Ballots for local races in Pacific County are set to be mailed out to voters this week ahead of the Nov. 2 general election.

Ballots will be sent out in the mail to Pacific County voters no later than Oct. 15. Completed ballots can be returned to official drop boxes anytime until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2, or be returned via mail as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 2. The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing completed ballots back at least one week before Election Day, which is Oct. 26 this year.

There are a trio of contested local races on the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula this fall, including two Long Beach City Council races and an Ilwaco mayoral contest. Each of the six candidates in these races answered a series of eight questions posed by the Observer. The responses from the Ilwaco mayoral candidates can be seen in this week’s issue, and the responses from the Long Beach City Council candidates will run in next week’s edition.

For more information about this year’s general election, visit or call the Pacific County Auditor’s Office at 360-875-9317.

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