Snohomish County says it continues to process election-day surge of ballots

As the latest general election results are released, Snohomish County Elections said Friday it continues to process the strong surge of ballots from Tuesday’s election. According to county officials, 87,000 ballots were either dropped at a drop box or returned through the mail on Election Day, matching the Election Day returns in the 2016 Presidential…

Election 2019: On day 2, Murray still leads city council race

Erin Murray maintained her lead Wednesday over Crystal Gamon in the latest vote count to determine who will fill the open seat on the Mountlake Terrace City Council. In the second day of results released by the Snohomish County Elections Office, Murray had 70.21% of the votes cast (1,454 votes) for the open position 7 seat…

Election 2019: Murray leading Gamon for MLT City Council open seat

In the race for an open seat on the Mountlake Terrace City Council, Erin Murray was leading Crystal Gamon in the first round of general election returns released at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Both women are seeking the Positions 7 seat currently held by Seaun Richards, who is not seeking re-election. Both also were…

Reminder: League of Women Voters voter information event Oct. 27

Before voters head to the polls for the Nov. 5 general election, the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County and Sno-Isle Libraries are partnering to help voters make informed decisions. “Making Your Vote Count – A Celebration of Voting!” will offer tips for making an informed choice, the steps to complete voter ballot and…

On video: Oct. 10 Mountlake Terrace City Council 2019 candidate forum

Mountlake Terrace City Council candidates who will appear on the Nov. 5, 2019 general election ballot answered questions at an Oct. 10 forum sponsored by MLTnews, the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation and the Mountlake Terrace Business Association. Those appearing at the forum, from left, are Crystal Gamon, Erin Murray, Laura Sonmore and Steve Woodard.

Latest fundraising totals for general election candidates

Here are the latest fundraising totals for candidates running for Mountlake Terrace City Council, Edmonds School District Board of Directors and South Snohomish County Fire District Commission positions. Note that only those living in unincorporated areas or the City of Lynnwood vote for South County Fire Commissioner. City of Mountlake Terrace campaign financials as of…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 5 — Hunnewell and Katims

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Lisa Hunnewell and Nancy Katims, running for the open Position 5 seat on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event focused…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 3 — Noble and Graves

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Gary Noble, incumbent running for re-election to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3, and his challenger Rory Graves during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event…

Candidate Meet and Greet statement: Carin Chase, Edmonds School Board

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statement read by Carin Chase, incumbent running for re-election to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 1, during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Her opponent, Al Rutledge, did not attend. While much of the Sept. 8…

Election notes: Law enforcement endorsement for Judges Okoloko, Thompson

Edirin Okoloko and Paul Thompson — both incumbent Snohomish County Superior Court judges and both Edmonds residents — have received the endorsement of the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS), the largest law enforcement organization in the state. Incumbents Okoloko and Thompson are being challenged, respectively, by attorneys Anna Alexander and Cassandra Lopez-Shaw. Candidates…

Election 2019: School board hopefuls maintain their leads in latest primary returns

There were no surprises in the latest primary election results released Aug. 12 for Edmonds School District Board of Directors races. The top two vote getters in all primary positions will advance to the general election in November. Vote counts will be updated daily by the Snohomish County Elections Office as more mail-in ballots are…

Little change in Edmonds School Board races in day 2 of returns

There wasn’t much change in the Edmonds School Board races after the second day of results were released by the Snohomish County Elections Office Wednesday, Aug. 7 As of Wednesday night, Position 3 incumbent Gary Noble continued to be the top vote getter with 46%. Challenger Rory Graves has a slight lead – 21% vs….

Same-day voter registration, voter information for Aug. 6 primary

A reminder that if you have not yet registered to vote for the Aug. 6 primary election — or need to update an existing registration — you can do so until 8 p.m. Aug. 6, thanks to a 2018 change in state law. Races on the primary ballot for Mountlake Terrace voters include Edmonds School…

Deadlines, details for Aug. 6 primary voter registration

Thanks to a 2018 change in state law, Washington is implementing same-day voter registration starting with the Aug. 6 primary election. That means someone can register to vote or update an existing registration as late as 8 p.m. Aug. 6 — as long as they do so at their county auditor or elections office. The…

On video: Primary election forum for Edmonds School Board Positions 3 and 5

A video recording of the Wednesday, July 24 primary election candidate forum for Positions 3 and 5 on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. The forum was held at the Lynnwood Library. Due to technical audio issues, the sound quality is low. Please accept our apologies in advance and know that a written report…

Election 2019: Few changes in fundraising as primary election ballots arrive

Registered voters should have received in their mailboxes election ballots for the Aug. 6 primary election. Here are latest campaign finance reports from the Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). In the race for Edmonds School Board of Directors positions appearing on the primary ballot, the leading fundraiser continued to be Nancy Katims (District 5) with $6,653,…

Election 2019: Edmonds School Board of Directors candidate interviews

Trying to decide who to vote for in the 2019 Edmonds School Board of Directors primary elections? We’ve provided below the link to each of the candidate Q&A interviews we received from those running in the August primary. In addition, a reminder that we will be hosting a primary election forum for school board candidates…