Everett Ballots Hit Mail Thursday Oct. 18, Must Be Returned by Nov. 6, Election Certified Nov. 27.

October 17, 2012

Everett, Everett Government

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If you don’t vote, you can’t complain…

While there is only one race on the General Election ballot that affects just Everett, (the contest to fill the spot created when Everett City Councilman Drew Nielsen passed away earlier this year), there are a whole slew of candidates and ballot measures in which citizens of Everett can vote. Given that fact, I thought I’d pass along the official time lines provided by the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Snohomish
County, State of Washington a General Election will be held for federal offices, state
offices, legislative offices, judicial offices, local offices and ballot measures. A complete
listing of offices, candidates and ballot measure is available on the Snohomish County
Elections website
and in the local voters’ pamphlet to be
delivered 19 days before the election.

If an individual is eligible to be a registered voter, is not currently registered in
Washington State and has resided in Snohomish County for at least 30 days before the
election, they may register in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, during
regular business hours through Monday, October 29, 2012.

All registered voters eligible for this election will be mailed a ballot beginning Thursday,
October 18, 2012.

Ballot processing will be conducted in the Pacific Crest Tabulation Center located at
1818 Pacific Avenue, Everett, Washington, just south of the Snohomish County
Administration Building.

Ballots will be processed between October 23, 2012 and November 26, 2012 or until all
valid ballots and provisional ballots are opened and canvassed, whichever comes first.
Ballots will be counted on Election Day, November 6, 2012 starting at 10:00am. Interim
counts will take place every day (except weekends and holidays) when there are more
than 500 ballots. Final tabulation will be Monday, November 26, 2012. All tabulation will
be held in the Pacific Crest Tabulation Center.

The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office will test voting equipment and ballot counting
equipment in preparation for the November 6, 2012 General Election. The testing
process is a regular activity in preparing for each election, and all testing is open to
public observation.

The accessible voting equipment that will be used in the election will be tested on
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:00am at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, 1st
floor Administration Building West, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. An official logic and
accuracy test of the ballot counting equipment will take place on Friday, November 2,
2012 at 10:00am at the Pacific Crest Ballot Tabulation Center located at 1818 Pacific
Ave, Everett.

The Snohomish County Canvassing Board will meet in the Snohomish County Auditor’s
Office at the following times to review and certify the returns of the November 6, 2012
General Election and authorize any recounts.
Friday, November 16, 2012 – 11:00am, tentative review
Monday, November 26, 2012 – 11:00am, review
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 1:00pm, certify

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