Edmonds, Woodway and nearby areas continue to lead in turnout

  • By Evan Smith, Herald writer
  • Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:22pm

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.