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Snohomish County Elections
A Division of the Auditor’s Office – Carolyn Weikel, Auditor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2015
Contact: Garth Fell
Elections and Recording Manager
Everett, WA – Vote and make your voice heard in the November 3 General Election! Snohomish County Elections mailed 422,000 ballots to voters this week. All registered voters should receive their ballots by Tuesday, October 20. A state voters’ pamphlet and a separate local voters’ pamphlet were also mailed to each household.
The General Election has a strong local focus. Races include county executive, assessor, auditor, clerk, sheriff and treasurer; county council seats for districts two and three; and several positions in city, school, fire, water, sewer, port and parks and recreation districts. Voters will also decide on two statewide ballot measures as well as several local ballot measures.
In addition, voters will elect three community members from their county council district to serve on the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission, which is convened once every 10 years. The charter outlines how the county operates and how county government is organized. The 15 commission members (three from each council district) serve a one year term.
Ballots returned through the mail must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 3. Voters may return their completed ballot postage free to any 24-hour ballot drop box location in Snohomish County, including the newly-installed box in Canyon Park QFC parking lot in Bothell. Ballots can be deposited at these locations any time until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. However, voters are encouraged to return their ballot as soon as practical to avoid potentially long wait times at drop boxes on Election Day.
The twelve 24-hour ballot drop box locations are:
Arlington (near library)
135 N Washington Ave, Arlington
Bothell (QFC parking lot)
22833 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell
Edmonds (near library)
650 Main St, Edmonds
Everett (Courthouse Campus)
Rockefeller Ave and Wall St, Everett
Everett (at McCollum Park)
600 128th St SE, Everett
Lake Stevens (near the city boat launch)
1800 Main St, Lake Stevens
Lynnwood (in front of City Hall)
19100 44th Ave, Lynnwood
Marysville (behind City Hall)
1049 State Ave, Marysville
Monroe (near Library)
1070 Village Way, Monroe
Mukilteo (near library)
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo
Snohomish (near library)
311 Maple Ave, Snohomish
Stanwood (near library)
9701 271st St NW, Stanwood
Voters may also drop completed ballots at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with extended hours on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The office is located on the first floor of the Snohomish County Administration West Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett.
Snohomish County Elections will have accessible voting equipment for voters with disabilities available in the Auditor’s Office through November 3 and at the Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library on Monday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library is located at 19200 44th Ave, Lynnwood.