EVERETT — Election Day is Tuesday.
If you’re hanging on to your ballot, time to fill it out and turn it in.
Ballots can be placed in any of Snohomish County’s 30 designated drop boxes until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Or they can be mailed without a stamp. However, return envelopes must be postmarked no later than Tuesday to be counted. Every election, ballots are rejected because they arrive too late.
There’s time to participate — if you are eligible.
You can register and vote until 8 p.m. Tuesday at a designated voting center or the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office. Same-day registration is the result of a law enacted in 2018.
They are located in the public meeting rooms on the first floor of the Snohomish County Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett; the Alderwood Water & Wastewater District office, 3626 156th St. SW in Lynnwood; and the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 16710 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington.
As elections go, this is a big one, with some officials predicting a 90% turnout.
As of Saturday evening, 3,292,135 ballots had been returned statewide for a turnout of 67.6%, according to the secretary of state’s office. Of the total, 345,433 ballots had been returned in Snohomish County, representing a 66.8% participation rate.
In Snohomish County, voters are going to help choose a president, a governor, three members of Congress and a slew of state legislators. Seats on the Snohomish County Council and the Snohomish County Public Utility District are at stake, as well.
Statewide, voters will determine the fate of a controversial sex education law — Referendum 90.
You can find information on this election, including an online voters’ pamphlet, at the secretary of state’s website.
If you have issues with your ballot, you can contact the Snohomish County elections office at 425-388-3444.