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)

You’ve got mail! Primary ballots, voters’ pamphlets mailed this week

The primary election is Aug. 1 for Snohomish County races including councils, mayor, county posts and school boards.

EVERETT — Wait before you dump the contents of your mailbox into the recycle bin.

Some isn’t junk mail.

Voters’ pamphlets were mailed Wednesday and local ballots mailed Thursday.

The primary election is Aug. 1.

The pamphlets have information on candidates and ballot measures.

Snohomish County races include auditor, county council, city councils, judges, school boards and water and fire district positions.

In each race, the two candidates with the most votes in the primary will advance to the general election on Nov. 7.

Ballots can be placed in any of the county’s 35 designated drop boxes. Drop boxes are open 24/7 from the date ballots are mailed until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots can be mailed without a stamp. Ballot-return envelopes must be postmarked no later than Aug. 1, so check the last pick-up time on the box.

There is a tracking tool to get the status of when your ballot is received, accepted or if it is challenged. If your ballot tracking status is challenged, the elections office will contact you by mail.

The last day for voters to register or update voter information online is July 24. People can go in person to the county auditor’s office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., until 8 p.m. on Election Day to register and vote.

If your ballot becomes lost or damaged, download a replacement ballot from VoteWa.gov.

For questions, contact the Snohomish County elections office at 425-388-3444. More at snohomishcountywa.gov.

Andrea Brown: 425-339-3443; abrown@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterbrown.

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