Elections

Ballots and voters’ pamphlets in the mail for Nov. 6 Presidential Election

EVERETT – Snohomish County Elections mailed ballots Oct. 18 to over 406,000 voters for the Nov. 6 Presidential Election. Voters' pamphlets started arriving in voters' mailboxes earlier this week. Ballots to military and overseas voters were mailed on Sept. 21. In addition to voters making a choice in the U.S. Presidential race, the ballot also features statewide measures, congressional races, races for statewide offices and most state legislative offices as well as a few local races and issues.

"We expect a high level of voter participation in this year's Presidential Election so I recommend voters act early. Become informed by learning about the issues and the candidates. Follow the instructions on how to vote and how to return your ballot. Return you ballot as soon as practical," said County Auditor Carolyn Weikel. "If you choose to wait until Election Day to return your ballot, you should expect to wait in line. Avoid this inconvenience — act early and send in or drop off your voted ballot as soon as possible."

Voters who do not receive their ballot by Wednesday, Oct. 24 should contact Snohomish County Elections to check their registration status and ensure a ballot has been mailed to their most recent address. Voters may also check their status online at any time by visiting www.myvote.wa.gov.

Snohomish County conducts all of its elections entirely by mail. There are no polling locations. All voters are mailed a ballot to their current residential or mailing address.

Voters choosing to return their voted ballot through the mail must ensure that it is postmarked no later than Nov. 6. Voters may also return their voted ballot postage free to any one of eleven 24-hour ballot drop boxes located in Snohomish County. Ballots can be deposited at these locations any time until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The drop box in Lynnwood has been moved from the Lynnwood Library one building north to the Lynnwood City Hall. The change allows voters to drive up to the box and drop off their ballot from their vehicle.

The local 24-hour ballot drop box locations are:

Arlington (near library)

135 N Washington Ave, Arlington

Marysville (behind Municipal Court)

1015 State Ave, Marysville

More information is listed on the insert delivered with each ballot and can also be found online at www.snoco.org/elections . Voted ballots returned to the 24-hour ballot drop boxes must be deposited directly into the ballot drop box. The library or facility staff at the sites will not accept ballots.

Snohomish County Elections has accessible voting equipment designed for voters with disabilities available in the Auditor's Office beginning Oct. 17 through Election Day, Nov. 6, and at the Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library on Monday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library is located at 19200 44th Ave, Lynnwood.

Snohomish County Auditor's Office is located on the first floor of the Snohomish County Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will have extended hours on Monday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. for the last day for new voters to register in person and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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