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Ballots and local voters’ pamphlets have been mailed for August 6 P rimary

 

July 23, 2013



Snohomish County Elections mailed ballots to over 332,000 voters for the August 6 Primary. The August 6 Primary is not countywide.

Voters in Edmonds, Everett and Tulalip as well as some of the surrounding areas have no races to vote on in the Primary and will not receive a ballot. The local voters’ pamphlets were mailed last week, one per household to areas featuring a Primary race or issue.

This year’s primary features all partisan races that are up for election and any non-partisan race with three or more candidates.

This includes three County Council positions as well as a number of city, school district, fire district, and sewer district positions. Ballot measures for Monroe, Fire District 4, Fire District 28, and the Arlington Transportation Benefit District are also up for voter approval.

Voters are encouraged to be an informed voter by learning about the races and issues on their ballot, reading and following the ballot instructions, not writing in silly names for office, signing their ballot envelope and returning their ballot as soon as practical. These steps will ensure that their ballot can be counted without issue or delay.

Snohomish County conducts all of its elections entirely by mail. There are no polling locations.

Voters choosing to return their voted ballot through the mail must ensure that it is postmarked no later than August 6.

Voters may return their voted ballot postage free to the 24-hour ballot drop box location in Lake Stevens, near the city boat launch at 1800 South Main St.

Ballots can be deposited at these locations any time until 8 p.m. on Election Day, though voters are encouraged to return their ballot as soon as practical to avoid potentially long wait times at drop boxes on Election Day.

More information is listed on the insert delivered with each ballot and can also be found online at http://www.snoco.org/elections. Voted ballots returned to the 24-hour ballot drop boxes must be deposited directly into the ballot drop box.

Snohomish County Elections will have accessible voting equipment designed for voters with disabilities available in the Auditor’s Office through August 6 and at the Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library on Monday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Election Day, Tuesday, August 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Snohomish County Elections may be reached at 425-388-3444.

 

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