Snohomish County Elections mailed ballots to over 384,000 voters for the August 16 Primary; local voters’ pamphlets were mailed last week one per household.
This year’s primary features important races for elected offices with the county, cities, school districts and other local jurisdictions. The Primary ballot will also include a number of local ballot measures.
“Decisions made by elected officials of local jurisdictions affect our daily lives—from the services we enjoy to the taxes we pay. The Primary is the first step in determining who will represent us in local jurisdictions by narrowing down the field of candidates we can vote for in the General Election. Make sure your voice is heard by voting and returning your Primary ballot,” said County Auditor Carolyn Weikel.
Snohomish County conducts all of its elections entirely by mail. There are no polling locations. All voters will be mailed a ballot to their current residential or mailing address beginning July 28.
Voters choosing to return their voted ballot through the mail must ensure that it is postmarked no later than August 16. Voters may return their voted ballot postage free to any one of nine 24-hour ballot drop box locations in Snohomish County. Ballots can be deposited at these locations any time until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
The nearest 24-hour ballot drop boxes are open to receive voted ballots beginning July 28:
• Arlington Sno-Isle Library: 135 N. Washington Ave.
• Everett Courthouse Campus: Rockefeller Ave. & Wall St.
• Marysville Municipal Court: 1015 State Ave.
• Snohomish Sno-Isle Library: 311 Maple Ave.
Snohomish County Elections may be reached at 425-388-3444.