Snohomish County Elections will mail ballots today to more than 332,000 voters for the Aug. 6 primary. The local voters pamphlets will be mailed one per household to areas where there is a primary race or issue.
This year's primary features all partisan races that are up for election and any nonpartisan race with three or more candidates. This includes three County Council positions as well as a number of city, school district, fire district, and sewer district positions.
Ballot measures for Monroe, Fire District 4, Fire District 28, and the Arlington Transportation Benefit District are also up for voter approval.
The primary is not countywide.
Voters in Edmonds, Everett and Tulalip as well as some of the surrounding areas have no races to vote on in the primary and will not receive a ballot.
Snohomish County conducts all of its elections entirely by mail. There are no polling locations. All eligible voters will be mailed a ballot to their current residential or mailing address. Return ballots must be postmarked no later than Aug. 6.
Voters may return their voted ballot postage free to any one of eleven 24-hour ballot drop box locations in Snohomish County until 8 p.m. on Election Day
Ballots can also be dropped off at the County Auditor's office, on the first floor of the Snohomish County Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Voters may drop their voted ballots at the Auditor's Office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will have extended hours on Election Day, 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Drop-boxes will be at:
Arlington (near library), 135 N. Washington Ave.
Edmonds (near library), 650 Main St.
Everett (Courthouse Campus), Rockefeller Avenue and Wall Street.
Everett (at McCollum Park), 600 128th St. SE.
Lake Stevens (near the city boat launch), 1800 Main St.
Lynnwood (in front of City Hall), 19100 44th Ave.
Marysville (behind Municipal Court), 1015 State Ave.
Monroe (near library), 1070 Village Way.
Mukilteo (near library), 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Snohomish (near library), 311 Maple Ave.
Stanwood (near library), 9701 271st St. NW.
More info: www.snoco.org/elections or call 425-388-3444.
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