Temporary ballot drop box in Mountlake Terrace on Nov. 8 only

It will cost Snohomish County voters more than a standard stamp to mail their ballots this year, but to make up for it, a temporary ballot drop box will be available in Mountlake Terrace on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The temporary drop box will be located at 23300 58th Ave. W. If you would like to vote…

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. and 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 to vote 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 update to a current voter registration. Teenagers who will be 18 on or before…

Wirth maintains lead, Palumbo pulling ahead of Moscoso in race for State Senator

Democrat Guy Palumbo is pulling ahead of Democrat Luis Moscoso in the latest election results posted Saturday night. Republican Mindie Wirth maintains a strong lead above the two candidates, with 40.27 percent of votes throughout District 1. Palumbo and Moscoso have been neck-in-neck for the second slot on November’s ballot since ballots were cast on…

Proposition 1 gains stronger lead in Thursday election results

After an election update Thursday night, Mountlake Terrace’s Proposition 1 is leading by more than a percent for the first time since initial results were released Tuesday. As of Thursday, 51.86 percent of votes approve Proposition 1, while 48.14 percent reject it. Proposition 1 would allow the city to raise property taxes by 44 cents per $1,000 of…

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…

Proposition 1 still slightly in the lead after Wednesday election update

Updated election results from Wednesday evening show Mountlake Terrace’s Proposition 1 extending its narrow lead, but just barely. As of Wednesday at 4:35 p.m., 50.95 percent of ballots cast yes votes for Proposition 1, compared to 50.3 percent on Tuesday. Proposition 1 would allow the city to increase property taxes by 44 cents per $1,000…

Election 2016: Wirth, Langston, Stanford lead in 1st District races

1st District Senate Race In the race to replace long-time Democratic State Senator Rosemary McAuliffe, Republican Mindie Wirth got 40.46 percent of the vote to lead Tuesday’s results while the two Democrats, Luis Moscoso and Guy Palumbo, were neck and neck for the second spot in November’s general election. Moscoso, who left his state representative…

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…

Proposition 1 leads slightly in Tuesday election results

A Mountlake Terrace ballot measure for a 44-cent levy lid lift held a slight lead in the polls Tuesday night, with 50.3 percent voting yes and 49.7 percent voting no. Results released after 8 p.m. Tuesday night by the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office show the count at 954 yes and 943 no  — a difference…

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. For Mountlake Terrace voters, the ballot also includes a $0.44 levy lid lift, which will fund the city’s rent at Interim City Hall and parks maintenance. Ballots and…

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 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,…

An inside look at the voter’s experience — Part 3

This is the final piece in a series of three parts by Mountlake Terrace resident Michelle L. Hankes on her experiences as a voter throughout the years and becoming more engaged in politics. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. I have spent the past week being rallied, pepped up, and ready for change. So,…

An inside look at the voter’s experience – Part 2

This is the second piece in a series of three parts by Mountlake Terrace resident Michelle L. Hankes on her experiences as a voter throughout the years and becoming more engaged in politics. Read Part 1 here. The next part will be published Friday. From the first part of this insider’s look, you will remember that…

An inside look at the voter’s experience – Part 1

This is the first piece in a series of three parts by Mountlake Terrace resident Michelle L. Hankes on her experiences as a voter throughout the years and becoming more engaged in politics. The next part will be published Thursday. The year was 1994 and I had recently turned 18. I stood in line, my…

Bothell business owner announces campaign for 1st District State Senate seat

Small-business owner Ed Barton announced Thursday he will be challenging longtime incumbent Rosemary McAuliffe in the State Senate’s 1st District, representing the communities of Bothell, Brier, Mountlake Terrace, and Kirkland. Barton, who lives in Bothell, pledged to use his experience as a Certified Public Accountant and small-business owner to ensure taxpayer money is spent wisely….