Tuesday is your last chance to cast a ballot in the primary

Voters will decide school measures and determine the November match-ups for local, state and federal offices.

Tuesday is your last chance to cast a ballot in the primary

EVERETT — Tuesday is Election Day in Washington.

Ballots in this year’s primary can be popped into one of the county’s 30 designated drop boxes until 8 p.m.

Or you can mail it back — no postage is required. But make sure it is postmarked no later than Aug. 4. Otherwise it will not be counted.

In Snohomish County, there are contests for one seat on the county council, 18 in the Legislature and three in the U.S. House of Representatives. The top two finishers in each race will advance to the November general election.

Also, voters in the Everett School District are deciding the fate of a $317.4 million bond. School districts in Lakewood and Darrington are seeking support for levies to fund programs and services that state dollars do not cover.

An estimated 40% of the county’s 488,000 registered voters are expected to participate. As of Monday, 21.3% of ballots had been returned, according to the county elections office. That figure does not include ballots placed in drop boxes during the weekend.

It is not too late to participate. State law allows any person 18 years and older 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 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.

Jerry Cornfield: 360-352-8623; jcornfield@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @dospueblos.

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