THE WEEKLY HERALD   EVERETT, WASHINGTON
Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012

Edmonds, Woodway and nearby areas continue to lead in turnout

By Evan Smith, Herald writer
Edmonds, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas continued to have the highest voter turnout in Snohomish County in ballot-return statistics released Wednesday for last week’s primary election.
The Snohomish County part of the 7th Congressional District, which makes up the Edmonds-Woodway area, had a ballot-return rate of 44.75 percent, compared with a countywide turnout of 35.60 percent
The city of Mountlake Terrace – which had a civic-center bond measure and three interesting legislative races – had a ballot-return rate of 38.31 percent.
Those three legislative races were in the 1st Legislative District – including most of Mountlake Terrace, all of Brier, the Snohomish County part of Bothell and unincorporated areas north and east of Bothell – which had a return rate of 37.28 percent.
The Snohomish County part of the 32nd Legislative District – including Lynnwood, part of Mountlake Terrace, south Edmonds, all of Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas – had a return rate of 36.96 percent.
The 21st Legislative District – which includes most of Edmonds, north Lynnwood, all of Mukilteo and part of South Everett – had a return rate of 36.15 percent, helping put all three South County districts ahead of the countywide average.
Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com.