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King and Snohomish Counties Voting Info

  • Written by David B. Clark
The August 7 Primary features both state and local races. The Primary will thin the field of candidates to the top two individuals who received the most votes in each race for the General Election. In addition, several local fire districts will have emergency medical services levies on the ballot for Snohomish County.
 
The Primary Election is quickly approaching. July 9 was the last day to register or change or update your address online or by mail for residents of both King and Snohomish counties. That said, new Washington voters, if you are new to the state, you will have up to July 30 to register but must do so in-person.
 
To vote in the state of Washington you must be: a citizen of the USA, a legal resident of the state, and at least 18-years-old by election day. Additionally, you must not be under supervision for a felony by the Department of Corrections. It is also important to note that you will need to re-register if you have recently moved from your primary residence, have changed your mailing address, or if you have changed your name.
 
Here is a rundown of the important dates relating to the upcoming primary election.  They differ depending on the county in which you live.

Snohomish County:
July 18 - Voters’ Pamphlet mailed
July 19 - Ballots mailed
July 30 - Last day for in-person registration
(new Washington voters)
August 7 - Election Day
(drop boxes and accessible voting locations close at 8pm)
August 21 - Election certified
 
King County:
July 11 - Out of state ballots mailed for Primary election
July 17 - Local voters’ pamphlets mailed
July 18 - Ballots mailed for Primary election
July 19 - Ballot drop boxes open
July 20 - Deadline to file as a write-in candidate
July 23 - First day candidates may submit voters’
pamphlet statements for the general election
July 30 – Last day for In-person registration
(new Washington Voters)
August 7 - Election day
August 10 - Candidate statements for general election due
August 20 - Deadline to submit signature challenge
forms for the Primary Election
August 21 - Election certified

We at The Woodinville Weekly highly encourage you to review your voters’ pamphlet carefully. More than anything, we would like to stress that you have the power of your voice and opinions to see change and progress in your communities.
 
For more information on voter registration or to check your existing registration in Snohomish County, please visit snohomishcountywa.gov/3972/Voter-Registration
 
For more information on voter registration or to check your existing registration in King County, please visit kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote.aspx
 
 
 

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