Nov. 3 Presidential Election Ballots Mailed This Week – Vote Early

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Nov. 3 Presidential Election Ballots Mailed This Week – Vote Early

This week Snohomish County Elections will mail ballots to 500,000 registered voters for the Nov. 3 Presidential Election. In mid-September 7,400 ballots were mailed to military and overseas voters. Every household has been sent a combined state and local voters’ pamphlet.

“Don’t wait - vote and return your ballot early. Early action will ensure your ballot is received on time. You will also have time to resolve any issues that might arise, and you can avoid waiting in line during this global pandemic – keeping yourself, our election workers and our community safe and healthy,” said County Auditor Garth Fell.

In addition to the Presidential race, the General Election ballot will feature races for congressional representatives, for governor and other statewide offices and for state legislative representative and senate seats. Also included will be an election to fill an unexpired term for the Snohomish County Council District 4 position as well as a race for a Snohomish County Public Utility District seat. There are six statewide ballot measures and local measures for voters in Fire District 26 and in South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue.

Voters can register or update an existing registration online or by mail through Monday, Oct. 26. After Oct. 26, voters can continue to register or make updates and vote in-person until 8 p.m. on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Auditor’s Office or at an accessible voting site during specific hours.

Voters are encouraged to return their voted ballot early. There are several options available for returning a ballot – through a ballot drop box, an accessible voting site, or by mail (postage paid).

Voters returning their ballot through the mail should check the last collection time on the postal box to ensure their ballot will be postmarked no later than Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. The U.S. Postal Service recommends voters return their ballot a week before election day. Ballots postmarked after Election Day by law cannot be counted. When in doubt, use a ballot drop box.

For the Presidential Election, Snohomish County Elections will be operating 30 ballot drop boxes. Drop boxes are open 24-hours a day until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Refer to the insert that comes with your ballot, the local voters’ pamphlet or the Snohomish County Elections website for a complete list of available boxes.

Snohomish County Elections has accessible voting equipment for voters with disabilities and offers last-minute voter registration and ballot issuance at the following sites during the hours listed:

Location Dates and Hours of Operation

Alderwood Water and Wastewater District
3626 156th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98087

Saturday, Oct. 31 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 2 – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3 – 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Snohomish County Campus
Robert J. Drewel Building, Public Meeting Room
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Wyndham Garden Hotel
16710 Smokey Point Blvd
Arlington, WA 98223

Snohomish County Auditor’s Office
1st Floor Admin W
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Starting Monday, Oct. 26
Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are registered to vote and have not received a ballot by Oct. 21, call 425-388-3444. For more information, visit www.snoco.org/elections. You may also contact Snohomish County Elections at elections@snoco.org.