Election 2018

3 challengers hope to unseat appointed PUD commissioner

The utility serves more than 348,000 electric customers in Snohomish County and on Camano Island.


Ballots will be mailed Thursday for Aug. 7 primary election

Participation could creep higher this year because voters, for the first time, won’t need stamps.


Everett Districts Now shelves its own ballot initiative

Instead, the group will campaign for one of the options the City Council is putting before voters.


Everett voters to decide whether to create council districts

The City Council has unanimously agreed to put the proposed change on the November ballot.

Soda pop seen at a grocery store in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Ballot measure would ban local taxes on groceries and soda

Backers have submitted petitions to put Initiative 1634 to a vote in November.

Soda pop seen at a grocery store in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Marysville voters to consider sales tax increase

Funds would be used for a new police and jail building, which are to become part of a civic campus.

Want to vote in the primary? Deadline to register is Monday

The next election is on Aug. 7. Here’s how to qualify to participate.

Voters might decide whether to make polluters pay a new fee

Proponents of Initiative 1631 turned in 380,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office.

City Council, Everett Districts Now may merge ballot items

The council’s geographical-districting ordinance is expected to include changes from the citizen group.

In survey, 80% back geographic districts for Everett council

The survey asked about several ways of organizing City Council representation.

State money for postage-paid ballots might not be enough

Snohomish County gets $166,000, but if turnout is high this year, it might cost more.

County pushes measure to replace outdated radio system

Voters will be asked to raise the sales tax to pay for upgrading systems used by first responders.

Filing ends and the campaigning begins

Twenty-nine people are throwing their hat in the ring against incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell.

Postage paid: Election ballots won’t need stamps this year

The governor and the secretary of state have found a way to cover the cost statewide — in 2018, anyway.

Political newbies and veterans begin filing for offices

Among them: A Sultan city councilman aiming for Congress and a 19-year-old with his eye on Olympia.

It’s (early) election season, and 38 seats are up for grabs

Candidate filing begins Monday for local, state and federal offices.

Sno-Isle Libraries levy goes from trailing to just passing

For now, the two-county ballot measure is passing, 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent.

Everett districting group plans Sunday campaign event

Everett Districts Now is pursuing a November ballot measure, as is the City Council.

Northshore School District bond for new elementary now passing

As of Tuesday, the $275 million proposal was comfortably above the 60 percent supermajority.

Eyman isn’t letting a bad 2017 slow him down in the new year

Mukilteo’s purveyor of initiatives saw his causes foiled and his political influence jeopardized.