FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 3, 2016
Contact: Garth Fell
Elections and Recording Manager
Don’t Wait - Return Voted Ballots As Soon as Possible
Everett, WA – Voting is underway for registered voters in Snohomish County! Voters are encouraged to return completed ballots as soon as practical. Completed ballots must be delivered to a designated drop location by 8pm on Election Day or if returned by mail, postmarked no later than Election Day, November 8.
“Election Day will be busy and we expect increased traffic around ballot drop boxes. I encourage voters who have made up their minds to vote and return their ballot as soon as possible. Returning your ballot early also ensures that the preliminary results we release on Election Night will represent a large majority of voters,” said Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel.
Ballots can be returned through a ballot drop box, a mobile ballot drop box van, an accessible voting site, directly to the Auditor’s Office or by mail. A complete listing of locations, services and hours can be found on the inserts that accompanied the ballots, in the voters’ pamphlet, or on the Snohomish County Elections website at www.snoco.org/elections .
Voters can check the status of their returned voted ballot by visiting the elections website and following the link “Has the Auditor’s Office Received my Ballot”.
Ballots returned through the mail must be post marked no later than Tuesday, November 8. Due to the large number of state and local measures on the ballot, $0.68 postage is needed. As always, the Auditor’s Office accepts and processes ballots with insufficient postage.
Mobile ballot drop box vans are available as a new service this year. Mobile ballot drop box vans are parked at specific locations during specific hours and days. The mobile ballot drop box van schedule is:
Sunday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Darrington IGA parking lot, 1090 Seeman St, Darrington
Sultan Elementary School parking lot, 501 Date St, Sultan
Monday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Granite Falls Market parking lot, 115 N Granite Ave, Granite Falls
Quil Ceda Village Administration parking lot, 8802 27th Ave NE, Tulalip
Tuesday, November 8, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Everett Mall parking lot, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett
Mountlake Terrace Library parking lot, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace
Snohomish County Elections will have accessible voting equipment for voters with disabilities available in the Auditor’s Office now through November 8 at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett. Accessible voting equipment will also be available at the Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library and the Medallion Hotel in Smokey Point on Monday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Election Day, Tuesday, November 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library is located at 19200 44th Ave, Lynnwood. The Medallion Hotel is located at 16710 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington.
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, November 8, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If you are registered to vote and have not received a ballot, call 425-388-3444. For more information, visit www.snoco.org/elections. You may also contact Snohomish County Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org.