EVERETT — Voting in this year’s primary election ends 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Ballots returned by mail do not require a stamp but must be postmarked no later than Aug. 4 to count. They also can be placed in one of the county’s 30 designated drop boxes which will be open around the clock until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
An estimated 40% of the county’s 488,000 registered voters are expected to participate. As of Thursday evening, 15.7% of ballots had been returned, according to the county elections office.
It is not too late to participate. State law allows a person to register to vote, get a ballot and cast it the same day. There are three locations where this can be done in person from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
They are the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., in Everett; the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 16710 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington; and the Alderwood Water & Wastewater District office, 3626 156th St SW, in Lynnwood.
All voters who show up at one of those sites will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
For more information, contact the election office at 425-388-3444.