Election 2018

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County pushes measure to replace outdated radio system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.

Mukilteo puts emergency medical services measure on ballot

The proposal would allow voters to decide whether to lift the property tax levy rate.

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.

Republican Jeff Sax to challenge John Lovick for House seat

Sax won a seat on the County Council in 2001 by defeating the incumbent councilman, Dave Somers.

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.

Deputy prosecutor says he’ll seek election to the top job

Adam Cornell, a Democrat, is endorsed by Mark Roe, who is stepping down.