No contestants in county primary elections this year

By Xiomara Levsen, The JOURNAL


The primary election on June 5 will have no contested races this year.

?No one filed to run against the incumbents,? Washington County auditor Dan Widmer said. ?No one filed for the Democrats or Libertarians. Those will have to be written in.?

Those filing for re-election include Washington County attorney John Gish, Washington County supervisor Richard Young for District No. 5, supervisor Abe Miller for District No. 3, Washington County recorder Jo Ellen Greiner and Washington County treasurer Jeffrey A. Garrett, according to the county?s website.

?That?s all we have up for election locally,? Widmer said.

There also will be primary elections for state offices, such as governor and senate races.

If you want to vote in the primary election, you?ll have to select a party to register with, Widmer said.

There is a new party added to the ballot this year, he added. There were enough Liberatarians who voted in the last election to be listed on the primary ballot.

Absentee ballots will be available at the auditor?s office beginning May 7, according to the county?s website. The last day to vote by absentee ballot will be June 4.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 5.