Slim Primary Ballot For Voters In Everett, Washington

July 21, 2019

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The primary ballots have been mailed it is time to vote!

With most offices only having two candidates or no challengers at all the primary ballot in Everett, Washington is pretty slim this time around. There are two Everett School District Director positions on the primary ballot and depending where you live you may have a Port of Everett Commissioner position. There is one race on the ballot that offers 8 choices, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the General Election in November. That is Position 2 on the Snohomish County Council. That position includes Everett and also Mukilteo and Tulalip. Unlike Everett City Council positions which are non-partisan the County Council positions are partisan but it is still a top-two primary so it could be two of the seven Democratic candidates facing each other as opposed to the one Republican automatically facing one of the Democrats.

Here’s more about the primary and how to vote from the Snohomish County Auditor’s office.

The August Primary narrows the field of candidates in the November General Election. The Primary features important local races for county, city, school, fire and other district offices. The ballot also contains measures from local fire districts that impact district operations and funding.

Washington State Secretary of State in partnership with all 39 county election offices recently implemented a new statewide voter registration and election management system. The August Primary is the first election with the new system and as always, if voters do not receive a ballot, they should notify election officials. Ballots should arrive in the mail no later than Wednesday, July 24.

The August Primary marks a first for elections in Washington State. Same day voter registration went into effect on July 1, which allows voters to register or update an existing registration in person and receive a ballot through Election Day. In addition, the online or by mail deadline to register or update an existing registration has also been extended to 8 days before Election Day (July 29).

Voters are also encouraged to register, make changes to an existing registration or return their completed ballots as soon as practical.

There are several options available for returning your ballot – through a ballot drop box, an accessible voting site, directly to the Auditor’s Office, or by mail. Postage is not required regardless of how the ballot is returned.

For the Primary, the following ballot drop box locations will be open. Boxes at these locations are available 24-hours a day until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, August 6. Locations are:

Arlington (near library)
135 N Washington Ave, Arlington

Bothell (QFC parking lot)
22833 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell

Darrington (near library/city hall)
1005 Cascade St, Darrington

Edmonds (near library)
650 Main St, Edmonds

Everett (Courthouse Campus)
Rockefeller Ave and Wall St, Everett

Everett (Everett Mall – near Sears)
1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett

Everett (McCollum Park and Ride)
600 128th St SE, Everett

Gold Bar (Gateway Park)
5th and Orchard, Gold Bar

Granite Falls (near library)
815 E. Galena St, Granite Falls

Lake Stevens (near the city boat launch)
1800 Main St, Lake Stevens

Lynnwood (in front of City Hall)
19100 44th Ave, Lynnwood

Marysville (behind City Hall)
1049 State Ave, Marysville

Mill Creek (in turnaround near post office)
159th Pl SE and Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek

Monroe (near library)
1070 Village Way, Monroe

Mountlake Terrace (near library)
23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace

Mukilteo (near library)
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo

Smokey Point (near Lowe’s)
3300 169th Pl NE, Arlington

Snohomish (near library)
311 Maple Ave, Snohomish

Stanwood (near library)
9701 271st St NW, Stanwood

Voters may also drop completed ballots at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Election Day, August 6, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots returned through the mail must be postmarked no later than August 6.

Snohomish County Elections has accessible voting equipment for voters with disabilities available in the Auditor’s Office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours will be extended to 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, August 6. Accessible voting equipment will also be available at the Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library on Monday, August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, August 6. The Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library is located at 19200 44th Ave, Lynnwood.

If you are registered to vote and have not received a ballot by July 24, call 425-388-3444. For more information, visit www.snoco.org/elections. You may also contact Snohomish County Elections at elections@snoco.org.



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