Have you returned your primary ballot?

Ballots for the Aug. 6 primary election were mailed July 18 and voters have started to return their completed ballots.

For the Snohomish County Council District 1 race, which features five local candidates including Gary Wright, Ken Klein, Bill Blake, Carsten Mullin and Sean Olson, the Elections Office reports that 87,545 ballots were sent out. As of 9:16 a.m. on July 24, 2,842, or 3.25 percent, had been returned.

For the Arlington City Council Position 7 race, which includes candidates Mike Hopson, Scott Keith and Jan Schuette, 10,131 ballots were sent out. As of July 24, 338, or 3.34 percent, had been returned.

For the Lakewood School District Director District 1 race, which includes Lionel (Pete) Espinoza, Oscar Escalante and Michael Blank, 8,614 ballots were mailed out. Of those, 355, or 4.12 percent, had been returned as of July 24.

For the Arlington Transportation Benefit District measure, 10,131 ballots were sent out. As of July 24, 338, or 3.34 percent had been returned.

You can return your ballot by mail or drop it off at one of the local 24-hour secure drop boxes.

Voters can check the Elections and Voter Registration Division website to see if the Auditor's Office has received their ballot.

Local 24-hour Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

Arlington (near library)

135 N. Washington Avenue

Everett (Courthouse Campus)

Rockefeller Avenue and Wall Street

Everett (McCollum Park)

600 128th Street SE

Marysville (behind Municipal Court)

1015 State Street

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