Suspicious Enveloped Received By Snohomish County Elections In Everett, Washington

November 9, 2023

Police Blotter


The FBI is investigating multiple incidents at election offices.

Today Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell announced his office received a piece of mail matching the description of suspicious mail received yesterday in other counties in Washington state.

Upon receipt, the mail piece was quickly isolated and not opened. Local, state, and federal authorities were notified. The mail piece has been turned over to federal law enforcement.

Fell says Snohomish County Elections continues to process and count ballots for the Nov. 7 General Election. Election results will be certified on November 28.

The investigation is being handled by the FBI and this afternoon they provided us with the following statement via email.

FBI Seattle, along with our law enforcement partners, responded to multiple incidents involving suspicious letters sent to ballot counting centers in Washington state. As this is an ongoing matter, we do not have any further comment, but the public can be assured that law enforcement will continue to keep the public’s safety as its top priority. The FBI would also like to remind everyone to exercise care in handling mail, especially from unrecognized senders. If you see something suspicious, please contact law enforcement immediately.


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