Election 2020

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Snohomish County election fast facts and survival kit

The latest turnout statistics, how to vote, how to track your ballot, key dates, links to more info.

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There are ballot drop boxes scattered around Snohomish County. This one is in the parking lot at the Everett Mall. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

If you haven’t already, Tuesday is your deadline to vote

Officials say Washington voter turnout could reach 90% in this supercharged presidential election.

There are ballot drop boxes scattered around Snohomish County. This one is in the parking lot at the Everett Mall. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Comment: Even some Biden voters might prefer a GOP Senate

It could limit the more ambitious plans of Democrats and encourage more bipartisan action.

Top (L-R): Amy McGrath, Lindsey Graham, Jamie Harrison. Bottom (L-R): Mark Kelly, Martha McSally, Mitch McConnell. (AP photos)

Washington donors help stoke fires of hot U.S. Senate races

Contributions are flowing into electoral battles from Arizona to Maine, Kentucky to South Carolina.

Top (L-R): Amy McGrath, Lindsey Graham, Jamie Harrison. Bottom (L-R): Mark Kelly, Martha McSally, Mitch McConnell. (AP photos)
A view of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the early days of the primary is largely frozen, according to fundraisers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A look at local dollars flowing into the presidential race

County donors poured more than $2 million into the contest. Contributions ranged from $1 to $50,000.

A view of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the early days of the primary is largely frozen, according to fundraisers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FILE - In this May 6, 2020, photo, United States Postal Service carrier Henrietta Dixon gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia.  Officials from six states and the District of Columbia are in court Thursday, Sept. 24,  to ask a federal judge to halt alleged slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service that they say threaten the upcoming presidential election(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Commentary: 5 questions about the mail and the election

A look at mail delays, concerns about the election and what the future holds for the U.S. Postal Service.

FILE - In this May 6, 2020, photo, United States Postal Service carrier Henrietta Dixon gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia.  Officials from six states and the District of Columbia are in court Thursday, Sept. 24,  to ask a federal judge to halt alleged slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service that they say threaten the upcoming presidential election(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1964, file photo, staffers work on election night at the Washington, D.C. bureau of The Associated Press. As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the vote and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections quickly, accurately and without fear or favor on Nov. 3 and beyond. (AP Photo/File)

Editorial: They also serve, who only vote and wait

Regardless of how Americans vote, every vote counts and every vote must be counted.

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1964, file photo, staffers work on election night at the Washington, D.C. bureau of The Associated Press. As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the vote and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections quickly, accurately and without fear or favor on Nov. 3 and beyond. (AP Photo/File)
Sen. Kamala Harris in Las Vegas on Oct. 27. She understands things that Joe Biden, Mike Pence, Dick Cheney and all the other veeps couldn't. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara

Comment: Harris knows what no vice president has ever known

There is a difference between being sympathetic to women’s issues and having lived through them.

Sen. Kamala Harris in Las Vegas on Oct. 27. She understands things that Joe Biden, Mike Pence, Dick Cheney and all the other veeps couldn't. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, right, and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, arrive before President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Comment: Justice Kavanaugh could become powerful swing vote

Kavanaugh remains a conservative, but moderation could allow him greater say in the outcome of cases.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, right, and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, arrive before President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)
Mark James (left) and April Berg.

Moderates may decide a million-dollar battle for state House

Democrat April Berg and Republican Mark James are dueling in the 44th, a political swing district.

Mark James (left) and April Berg.
John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.

Rep. Lovick and Mayor Kartak differ on almost every issue

Voters will know clearly their views on new taxes, sex ed law, pandemic response and police reform.

John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.
Top (L-R): Robert Sutherland, Claus Joens. Bottom (L-R): Carolyn Eslick, Ryan Johnson.

Partisan divisions clear in battle for GOP-held House seats

In the 39th District, Democrats challenge incumbent Republicans in a historically red district.

Top (L-R): Robert Sutherland, Claus Joens. Bottom (L-R): Carolyn Eslick, Ryan Johnson.
CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)

State Supreme Court explains ruling in voter guide case

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal had claimed his challenger, Maia Espinoza, defamed him.

CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)
Two Snohomish County Auditor's Office workers removed the filled blue plastic tubs inside a drop box in front of the Mukilteo Library on Election Day 2018 and placed empty tubs inside to catch the next round of ballots. (Andrea Brown / Herald file)
Two Snohomish County Auditor's Office workers removed the filled blue plastic tubs inside a drop box in front of the Mukilteo Library on Election Day 2018 and placed empty tubs inside to catch the next round of ballots. (Andrea Brown / Herald file)
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Officials encourage vigilance for election misinformation

Secretary of State Kim Wyman said there have not been any breaches of the state’s election system so far.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

PUD candidates focus on rates, broadband and renewables

Incumbent Sidney Logan faces former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer for the District 1 seat.

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

Comment: We’re hearing more intelligence on foreign meddling

That increased transparency is encouraging, but there still are concerns about partisan influence.

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday

In 10th, candidates differ on taxes, climate and pandemic

Democrat Angie Homola and Republican Greg Gilday are vying for the 10th District’s position 2 seat.

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday
Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Time to pick a president: Here’s why I vote the way I do

Red, blue and other voters share their reasons for who should lead the nation the next four years.

Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bill Bruch (left ) and Dave Paul

First-term Dem faces a GOP challenger for House seat in 10th

Rep. Dave Paul and Bill Bruch differ widely on the response to COVID-19.

Bill Bruch (left ) and Dave Paul
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