Updated general election vote counts show no change; Chase thanks supporters

The latest vote count from the Snohomish County Elections Office Friday, Nov. 9 reaffirmed initial results from earlier in the week. A measure aimed at funding replacement of the aging Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS) was still passing, with 54 percent of voters favoring. Proposition 1 asked Snohomish County voters to approve an additional…

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Updated general election results for Wednesday, Nov. 7

We’ve posted latest vote counts from local legislative races and issues we are following, as updated Wednesday afternoon by both the Washington Secretary of State and Snohomish County elections. You can see more results at this link. Snohomish County Proposition Number 1 — Emergency Communication Systems and Facilities Sales and Use Tax Measure Vote Vote…

What you need to know about the Nov. 6 general election

By now, you should have received your Nov. 6, 2018 general election ballot in the mail. Snohomish County voters will be deciding a range of state and federal legislative races, a few local ones and a range of ballot measures. They will also be considering a sales tax increase to fund a new countywide emergency…

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Election 2018: Profiles of Snohomish County PUD Commissioner District 2 candidates

Voters will be deciding two Snohomish County Public Utilities District Board of Commissioner races during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 general election. You can see our overview story on that race, as well as District 1 commissioner candidates’ responses in this article. Here are the summaries for District 2 candidates — South County Fire and…

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Election 2018: Voters to elect two Snohomish County PUD Commissioners in November

Voters will be deciding two Snohomish County Public Utilities District Board of Commissioner races during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 general election, with challengers for each position running strong in the August primary. While South County voters only saw candidates for the District 2 commissioner position in the August 2018 primary, they will vote for…

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Meet Congressional candidates at Edmonds CC forum Oct. 16

Edmonds Community College is hosting the second of two question-and-answer candidate forums for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election. U.S. Congressional candidates from the 1st, 2nd, and 7th districts will appear at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The forum will be in the college’s Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood….

Election 2018: Proposition 1 would fund replacement of aging emergency radio system

Proposition 1 on the November ballot asks Snohomish County voters to approve an additional 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax (10 cents on every $100) to fund replacement of the aging Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS). The proposition is the result of Ordinance 18-037 passed by the Snohomish County Council earlier this year. The…

Edmonds CC to host two candidate forums Oct. 9, Oct. 16

Edmonds Community College will host two question-and answer candidate forums for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election. Candidates for the Washington State Legislature from the 32nd District and the 21st District will appear at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, on Tuesday, Oct. 9. U.S. Congressional candidates from the 1st, 2nd, and 7th districts will…

Sno-Isle Libraries adds direct link to voter registration on all public computers

Sno-Isle Libraries is making it easy to register to vote. Every public computer in the library district now includes a direct link to the Washington State Voter Registration page. “This will improve access to the state voter registration page and all related information in support of our strategic priority of building civic engagement,” Lead Librarian…

Reminder: Candidate forum Sept. 24 in Everett for two PUD Commissioner races

The organization 350 Everett is hosting a candidate forum Monday, Sept. 24 for the two Snohomish County PUD Commissioner races: District 1:  Mary Rollins, Sid Logan District 2: Rebecca Wolfe, David Chan The Sept. 24 meeting of 350 Everett is at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Social time at 6:30 p.m.,…

Candidate forum Sept. 24 in Everett for two PUD Commissioner races

The organization 350 Everett is hosting a candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 24 for the two Snohomish County PUD Commissioner races: District 1:  Mary Rollins, Sid Logan District 2: Rebecca Wolfe, David Chan The Sept. 24 meeting of 350 Everett is at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Social time at 6:30 p.m.,…

Meet those on the November ballot during upcoming candidate forums

Want to learn more about the candidates on the November election ballot? Several candidate forums have been scheduled to help you do just that. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce will present its 16th annual Candidates Forum on Monday, Oct. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at Edmonds City Council Chambers in the Public Safety Complex (located at…

Information session on Initiative 1631 set for Sept. 30 in Edmonds

Representatives from both sides of the Initiative 1631 carbon tax campaign will be appearing at an information session Sunday, Sept. 30, at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. During the event, which begins at 11:45 a.m. in the church chapel, you can learn more about what the initiative would do, as well as hear…

Early returns show EMS levy passing, many incumbents leading

Below is a summary of early primary election results, released by Snohomish County Elections on Aug. 7. South County Fire RFA EMS Levy Early returns show the South County Fire Regional Fire Authority (RFA) EMS levy passing with 61.01 percent of votes. This EMS (emergency medical services) levy is a single levy that will replace…

Reminder: Primary election ballots due Aug. 7

If you haven’t yet voted in the primary election, your ballot is due Tuesday, Aug. 7. The election is mail-only but you don’t need a stamp as this year’s ballots are postage paid. Among the candidates ion this year’s ballot are those for state and U.S. House and Senate, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney and Snohomish…

New Washington voters can register through 5 p.m. Monday

New Washington state voters can register through 5 p.m. Monday, July 30, to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office in Everett. In-person registration is at Snohomish County Elections, County auditor’s office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, First Floor, Administration Building West. The auditor’s…

South County Politics: PUD Commission candidates take varied approaches to campaign

Five candidates are running to represent the south county area on the Snohomish County Public Utility District Board of Commissioners. Each is taking a different approach to the campaign. Incumbent Kathy Vaughn of Lynnwood points to her experience from four six-year terms. One challenger, Fire Commissioner David Chan of Everett, cites his business and finance…

Reminder: Monday voter registration deadline for Aug. 7 primary

Monday, July 9, is the deadline for voters to register online or by mail for the Aug. 7 primary or for previously registered Washington voters to file a change of address. New Washington voters can register through July 30, but after Monday, July 9, they must register in person at the Snohomish County auditor’s office…

South County Politics: Incumbent 1st Legislative District Democrats get two challengers each

Each of the 1st Legislative District’s two Democratic state representatives has two challengers on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot. Incumbent Democrat Derek Stanford will meet Republican Josh Colver, a 19-year-old Bothell resident, who calls himself a “liberty activist,” and Independent Colin McMahon, a public defender in Snohomish County. Democratic incumbent Shelley Kloba’s two challengers are Republican Debra Blodgett, chair of the Snohomish County Republican…

Sno-Isle Library levy shows 50.45 percent approval in late returns Wednesday

The Sno-Isle Libraries levy that was a part of the April 24 special election is passing by about half a percent in late returns Wednesday. The election is expected to be certified by elections offices in Snohomish and Island counties on Friday, May 4. As of Wednesday afternoon, Snohomish County had 47.99 percent yes votes…

Rep. Rick Larsen to kick off re-election campaign this week

This week, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) launches his campaign for re-election for Congress at five kick-off events across Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties. Residents of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District are invited to attend the kick-off events. “Each day I am guided by what I hear when I visit with students, families and small businesses at home —…