Primary Ballots Headed To Voters In Everett & Snohomish County This Week

July 13, 2022


Election Day begins when you get your ballot but it ends on August 2nd.

While there are no specific Everett, Washington races on the August primary ballot there are legislative and county-wide races that voters in Everett, Washington are being asked to help decide. Here’s an update from the Snohomish County Auditor’s office on the timeline for ballots.

This week Snohomish County Elections will mail ballots for the August 2nd Primary to 500,000 registered voters. Ballots were mailed to military and overseas voters on June 17 and to out-of-state and rural voters on July 8. A local voters’ pamphlet will also be mailed this week to every household. All eligible voters should receive their ballot no later than Wednesday, July 20.

“As the last several years have shown, elections are consequential. Those we elect to federal, state, and local office will influence the direction of our country, state, and county for years to come. The August Primary is your chance to support candidates that you want to see on the November General Election ballot,” stated County Auditor Garth Fell.
The August Primary narrows the field of candidates in the November General Election. The Primary will include races for US Senate and Congressional offices, the Secretary of State, state legislature, and county offices like Prosecuting Attorney and PUD Commissioner. There are several fire district ballot measures as well.
For the first time 17-year-olds who will be 18 years-old by the November 8 General Election will be able to participate in the August Primary. Their ballots will be limited to primary races and will not contain local ballot measures or races for precinct committee officer.
Voters can register or update an existing registration online or by mail through Monday, July 25. After July 25, voters can continue to register or make updates and vote in-person until 8 p.m. on Election Night, Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Auditor’s Office or at an accessible voting site during specific hours.
Thirty-five ballot drop boxes will be open for the Primary to receive voted ballots. Drop box locations can be found on the inserts that come with your ballot or in your local voters’ pamphlet. Two additional drop box locations have been added since the printing of the local voters’ pamphlet – the Marysville Ash Avenue Park and Ride, and Centennial Middle School, 3000 S. Machias Rd in Snohomish. Visit for a complete list of drop boxes.
Additionally, voters can return their ballots by mail through the U.S. Postal Service. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Aug. 2. Check the last collection time on the USPS postal box and when in doubt, use a county ballot drop box.
Snohomish County Elections has accessible voting equipment for voters with disabilities and offers last-minute voter registration and ballot issuance at the following sites during the hours listed:

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If you are registered to vote and have not received a ballot by July 20 or have additional questions or needs, call 425-388-3444 or contact us by email at For more information, visit

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