EVERETT — Snohomish County is stepping up its effort to get voters to return their ballots in time to count in Tuesday’s primary.
Starting today, from 2 to 8 p.m., voters can drop off completed ballots at a designated collection center or at Sno-Isle branch libraries.
Touch-screen machines also will be in place at the libraries for disabled voters and those who prefer to make their choices electronically rather than on a mail-in ballot.
Election workers will be on hand to gather them from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. No ballots will be collected Sunday.
On Election Day, workers will be at the locations from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters also can hand in ballots or use machines at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office.
Ballots must be turned in or postmarked by Aug. 21 to be counted.
County Auditor Carolyn Diepenbrock said Wednesday that of the nearly 340,000 ballots sent out, 41,470 have been returned.
She said that’s “right on target” for attaining the 38 percent turnout she predicted for this first-ever August primary.
Disabled access voting sites
Edmonds, 650 Main St., Edmonds
Lynnwood, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood
Marysville, 6120 Grove St., Marysville
Mill Creek, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek
Monroe, 1070 Village Way, Monroe
Mountlake Terrace, 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace
Mukilteo, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo
Stanwood, 9701 271st St. NW, Stanwood
Snohomish, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish
Food Pavilion, 146 E. Haller St., Arlington
Starbucks, 3617 172nd Ave. NE, Arlington
QFC, 22833 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell
QFC, 22828 100th Ave. W., Edmonds
QFC, 4919 Evergreen Way, Everett
QFC, 2615 Broadway, Everett
Family Grocer, 1111 Croft Ave., Gold Bar
Red Apple, 115 N. Granite Ave., Granite Falls
Joe’s, 519 Highway 9, Lake Stevens
QFC, 17525 Highway 99, Lynnwood
QFC, 7500 196th St. SW, Lynnwood
Staples, 105 Fourth St., Marysville
Starbucks, 3701 88th St. NE, Marysville
QFC, 926 164th St. SE, Mill Creek
Galaxy Theaters, 1 Galaxy Way, Monroe
QFC, 22803 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace
QFC, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo
Starbucks, 1101 Ave. D, Snohomish
QFC, 27008 92nd Ave. NW, Stanwood
Red Apple, 807 W. Stevens St., Sultan
Hours for all locations
Thursday through Saturday: 2-8 p.m.
Monday: 2-8 p.m.
Election Day (Tuesday): 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For information, call 425-388-3444.