Elections

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Editorial: Ron Muzzall’s work warrants reelection to Senate

Janet St. Clair offers key experience, but Muzzall is effective and sets an example for civil leadership.

 

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Editorial: Return Peterson, Ortiz-Self to House seats

The 21st district Democrats, each seeking a sixth term, are practiced and effective lawmakers.

 

Bruce Guthrie outside the Frances Anderson Center, a public park owned by the city of Edmonds. Guthrie was arrested by arrested by Edmonds Police during the Edmonds Arts Festival for soliciting signatures on a petition to get Libertarian presidential candidate Chase Oliver on Washington’s ballot this year. (Photo provided by Bruce Guthrie)

Edmonds state House candidate gets trespassing charge dropped

Bruce Guthrie was arrested at the Edmonds Arts Festival last month for soliciting signatures for a Libertarian presidential candidate.

 

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell talks about the new Elections Center during a tour on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Everett elections center aims to provide transparency, security

For the first time, the 17,000-square-foot facility will bring all parts of the ballot counting process into one space.

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell talks about the new Elections Center during a tour on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kim Schrier, left, Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen

Amid calls for president to drop out, Everett’s Larsen still on ‘Team Biden’

The presidential debate last month raised renewed concerns about the president’s health. Snohomish County’s reps still back him.

Kim Schrier, left, Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen
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Editorial: Return Cortes to 38th district House seat

In his first term, he successfully sponsored legislation that serves his district and the state.

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Editorial: Return Davis to 32nd District House seat

The three-term Democrat leads policy on domestic violence, addiction and law enforcement issues.

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The Port of Everett and Everett Marina on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Is Port of Everett’s proposed expansion a ‘stealth tax?’ Judge says no

A Snohomish resident lost a battle in court this week protesting what he believes is a misleading measure from the Port of Everett.

The Port of Everett and Everett Marina on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A person turns in their ballot at a ballot box located near the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

As filing closes, 6 election races to watch in Snohomish County

Redistricting, party switches, repeat candidates and interparty challenges are all on the table this election season.

A person turns in their ballot at a ballot box located near the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Riaz Khan finally won office in 2019 on his fifth try. Now he’s running for state Legislature. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Ex-Democratic leader from Mukilteo switches parties for state House run

Riaz Khan resigned from the 21st Legislative District Democrats and registered to run as a Republican, challenging Rep. Strom Peterson.

Riaz Khan finally won office in 2019 on his fifth try. Now he’s running for state Legislature. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dorothy Crossman rides up on her bike to turn in her ballot  on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Repeat and hopeful politicians can file for elections this week

Do you think you have what it takes to serve in the Legislature? This week, you can sign up to run.

Dorothy Crossman rides up on her bike to turn in her ballot  on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A voter turns in a ballot on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, outside the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

On fourth try, Arlington Heights voters overwhelmingly pass fire levy

Meanwhile, in another ballot that gave North County voters deja vu, Lakewood voters appeared to pass two levies for school funding.

A voter turns in a ballot on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, outside the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Dorothy Crossman rides up on her bike to turn in her ballot  on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Voters to decide on levies for Arlington fire, Lakewood schools

On Tuesday, a fire district tries for the fourth time to pass a levy and a school district makes a change two months after failing.

Dorothy Crossman rides up on her bike to turn in her ballot  on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County election staff Carolyn Thostenson, left, and Chris Faith, right, collect ballots from a drop box next to the Mill Creek Post Office on Friday, March 8, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Results of Washington’s 2024 presidential primary election

Delegates are allocated by votes in each of the state’s 10 congressional districts.

Snohomish County election staff Carolyn Thostenson, left, and Chris Faith, right, collect ballots from a drop box next to the Mill Creek Post Office on Friday, March 8, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - A person walks near the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington's redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline and on Tuesday, Nov. 16, kicked the job of creating new political maps to the state Supreme Court. The bipartisan commission had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday to approve new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Do Snohomish County lawmakers want a 2020 presidential rematch?

The Herald contacted seven Republican legislators representing parts of Snohomish County about their primary choice. Five did not respond.

FILE - A person walks near the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington's redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline and on Tuesday, Nov. 16, kicked the job of creating new political maps to the state Supreme Court. The bipartisan commission had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday to approve new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
A person turns in their ballot at a ballot box located near the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Presidential primary ballots en route to Snohomish County voters

Voters must indicate a party preference to vote for a candidate. Ballots are due March 12.

A person turns in their ballot at a ballot box located near the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A person turns in a ballot on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 outside the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

2024 February special election results for Snohomish County

Returns ballot measures updated daily as mail-in ballots are counted.

A person turns in a ballot on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 outside the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A classroom with folding walls inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. Noise transfers easily between rooms. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

School measures rejected in Arlington, Lakewood, Sultan; pass elsewhere

Edmonds and Stanwood-Camano voters favored levies for schools Tuesday. Arlington passed two levies, but rejected funding for a new middle school.

A classroom with folding walls inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. Noise transfers easily between rooms. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A person turns in their ballot at a ballot box located near the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

11 tax measures on Snohomish County’s special election ballot

Tuesday is the deadline to vote on school levies in the Arlington, Edmonds, Lakewood, Sultan and Stanwood-Camano districts.

A person turns in their ballot at a ballot box located near the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The music room inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Edmonds School District asks voters for $700M for new schools, upgrades

For the seventh time in a decade, the district is asking voters to approve bonds and levies for upgrades.

The music room inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)