By Evan Smith
Ballot drop boxes for the Aug. 5 primary election are open in Edmonds, Lynnwood and nine other sites around Snohomish County.
The Edmonds site is near the Library. The Lynnwood site is in front of the city hall.
Ballots can be deposited at these locations any time until 8 p.m. Election Day.
Snohomish County elections officials mailed ballots Thursday to registered voters throughout the county. Local voters’ pamphlets were mailed Wednesday to every residential address in the County.
This year’s primary features all partisan races that are up for election and any non-partisan race with three or more candidates. All ballots include a congressional representative race, two or three races for the state legislature, and the county executive and prosecuting attorney races. Ballots will include races for precinct committee officer in precincts in which more than one Democrat or more than one Republican has filed for PCO.
Voters choosing to return their voted ballots through the mail must ensure that it is postmarked no later than August 5. Voters may return their voted ballot postage free to any one of eleven 24-hour ballot drop box locations in Snohomish County.