Mandatory Hand Recount Coming in Grays Harbor Auditor Race


A few more primary ballots trickled into the Grays Harbor County elections division this week, and after another count Thursday morning, incumbent auditor Chris Thomas leads Jasmine Dickoff by 15 votes in the Democratic race to face Republican Joe MacLean for county auditor in the November general election.

Another count is scheduled for Monday, as a few additional votes could still show up before the Aug. 20 deadline.

“Voters can still send in their cure letters,” said county elections administrator Scott Turnbull. Cure letters are sent to voters who may have forgotten to sign their ballots, or where the signature didn’t match the name on the ballot.