A voter drops off her ballot at the drop box in front of the Mukilteo Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

A voter drops off her ballot at the drop box in front of the Mukilteo Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Tuesday is last chance to vote in Snohomish County primary

Voters can mail in their ballots or drop them off at ballot boxes throughout the county.

EVERETT — The county’s ballot drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, the last chance to vote in the Snohomish County primary.

Ballots can also be mailed without a stamp and postmarked by Aug. 1.

The county allows same-day voter registration until 8 p.m. Online registration is closed, but voters can still go to the auditor’s office, the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Homage Senior Services in Lynnwood or the Medallion Hotel in Arlington to register and receive a ballot.

These locations also offer touchscreen ballots for voters who need large fonts, audio and other accommodations.

Major county races will whittle down the candidates for auditor, county executive and Superior Court judge. Two candidates will be cut from the Edmonds mayoral race. There are also races for school board and city council positions, as well as a crowded race for the Alderwood water district.

In six fire districts and north county, voters can decide to restore or impose levies for fire and emergency medical services.

It is not necessary to vote in every race on the ballot.

Voters can see if their ballot has been received, accepted or challenged at voter.votewa.gov. If a ballot is challenged, the county elections office will mail the voter further instructions.

Most of Snohomish County votes by mail. Almost 12 percent of voters had already cast their ballots as of Monday. In last year’s August primary, 37.5% of voters cast their ballots.

Initial election results will be available around 8:15 p.m. The county canvassing board is set to certify the election at 1 p.m. Aug. 15. Members of the public may observe the election and certification.

Surya Hendry: 425-339-3104; surya.hendry@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @suryahendryy.

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