Snohomish County voters will have to pay more to mail their ballot

Because of extra-long ballots stuffed with initiatives, voters in Snohomish County — along with those in Whatcom County and most of Douglas County — will have to pay more than just the usual first-class stamp to return their ballots, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports. In each county, the need for extra postage…

Election 2016: U.S. Congress candidates’ forum from Edmonds CC

Edmonds Community College has provided a link to the video of the Oct. 11 candidates forum featuring those running for office in the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts. The forum will also be broadcast on cable via Comcast 21/26 and Frontier 38 during the following dates and times: Sundays: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Mondays:…

Reminder: Online voter registration deadline Monday to vote in November

Potential voters must register this month in order to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. The deadline to register online or by mail is Monday, Oct. 10. Oct. 10 is also the deadline for any address changes or other updates to a current voter registration. Teenagers who will be 18 on or before Nov….

Online voter registration deadline Monday to vote in November

Potential voters must register this month in order to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. The deadline to register online or by mail is Monday, Oct. 10. Oct. 10 is also the deadline for any address changes or other updates to a current voter registration. Teenagers who will be 18 on or before Nov. 8…

Gap narrows, but county public safety tax still failing Wednesday

A ballot measure to raise sales tax in Snohomish County by 0.2 percent for public safety is still failing Wednesday, but the margin has narrowed. As of Wednesday evening, 50.46 percent of votes reject the measure, compared to 50.65 percent on Tuesday. So far, 71,761 ballots have been counted in the county. The next results update is expected…

Election 2016: Incumbent Democrats winning in 21st, 32nd Districts

The Aug. 2 primary proved to be a good night for Democratic incumbents, as expected, in the 32nd and 21st State Legislative Districts, which include Edmonds and parts of Lynnwood. 32nd District Representative Position 1 Incumbent Democrat Cindy Ryu cruised to victory with 73.76 percent of the vote, followed by Republican Al Rutledge, with 18.99…

Public safety tax measure failing in early election results

In early results Tuesday night, a Snohomish County measure that would raise the sales tax by 0.2 percent was failing, with 50.65 percent of voters voting no. The measure would provide funding for public safety and health programs, especially those targeted at helping the county’s heroin epidemic. It would also give some Snohomish County cities…

Reminder: Return your primary election ballot by Aug. 2

This Tuesday, Aug. 2 is primary election day, with a ballot that includes races for statewide offices, including governor, plus State Legislature as well as U.S. Congress. Ballots and voters’ pamphlets were mailed to registered voters in mid-July. If you haven’t yet filled out your ballot, you can return it through a ballot drop box…

Got your ballot? Here’s what you need to know

Ballots for the Aug. 2, 2016 primary election were mailed July 14 and should have been received in your mailbox. Included are primary races for statewide offices, including governor, plus races for State Legislature as well as U.S. Congress. An online sample ballot is available here. Voters’ pamphlets have been mailed, but you can also…

Election Watch 2016: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 21, Pos. 2

Publisher’s note: We submitted questions to all local Washington State House of Representative candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 2, 2016 primary election ballot. Here are the responses received from those vying for the Position 1 in the 21st Legislative District, which includes parts of Edmonds and Lynnwood. To find your legislative district,…

Election Watch 2016: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 21, Pos. 1

Publisher’s note: We submitted questions to all local Washington State House of Representative candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 2, 2016 primary election ballot. Here is the response received from one of those vying for the Position 1 in the 21st Legislative District, which includes parts of Edmonds and Lynnwood. To find your…

Election Watch 2016: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 1, Pos. 1

Publisher’s note: We submitted questions to all local Washington State House of Representative candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 2, 2016 primary election ballot. Here are the responses received from those vying for Position 1 in the 1st Legislative District, which includes Mountlake Terrace, Brier and parts of unincorporated Lynnwood. To find your…

Election Watch 2016: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 1, Pos. 2

Publisher’s note: We submitted questions to all local Washington State House of Representative candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 2, 2016 primary election ballot. Here are the responses received from those vying for Position 2 in the 1st Legislative District, which includes Mountlake Terrace, Brier and parts of unincorporated Lynnwood. To find your…

Election Watch 2016: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 32, Pos. 1

Publisher’s note: We submitted questions to all local Washington State House of Representative candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 2, 2016 primary election ballot. Here are responses received from those vying for the Position 1 in the 32nd Legislative District, which includes the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle, Woodway, south…

32nd District candidates agree on need to support education, not on how

Legislative candidates in the 32nd District all agreed Tuesday that education is the state Legislature’s priority, but they differed on how to provide the money. Candidates for two positions in the district spoke at a candidate forum Tuesday at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church. The event was sponsored by the church’s Peace and Justice committee….

Election Watch 2016: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 32, Pos. 2

Publisher’s note: We submitted questions to all local Washington State House of Representative candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 2, 2016 primary election ballot. Here are responses received so far from those vying for the Position 2 in the 32nd Legislative District, which includes the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle,…