Reminder: Haven’t voted yet? Check out these primary election resources

If you haven’t yet cast your vote in the Aug. 3 primary election, here’s a reminder of our election resources:

You can watch a video of the primary election debate for Edmonds City Council Positions 1 and 2 here. In addition, we have a written summary of the Position 1 debate here and the Position 2 debate here. And you can see who is donating to the candidates’ campaigns in this report here.

Local races appearing on the Aug. 3 ballot include:

City of Edmonds

Edmonds City Council Position 1: incumbent Kristiana Johnson and challengers Alicia Crank and Brian Hartman.

Edmonds City Council Position 2: incumbent (appointed) Luke Distelhorst and challengers Will Chen, Janelle Cass and Lora Petso.

Edmonds Port Commission

Port of Edmonds Commissioner-at-Large Position 5: incumbent Steve Johnson and challengers Selena Killin and Scott Marshall. (Read more about each of these Edmonds Port Commission candidates on our Election 2021 page.)

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue

Commissioner Position-at-Large 7: incumbent David Chan, Ben Messaoudi, Rashawn Smith

Public Hospital District 2

Commissioner Position 2: Rico Tessandore, Zemach Faris, Carolyn Brennan

According to the Snohomish County Elections Office, ballots were mailed to all registered voters on Friday, July 16. Voters’ pamphlets, which provide more information about all of the various candidates, have been mailed to residences and can also be viewed here.

“Historically we see a sharp drop in participation in local elections, though it’s hard to overstate their importance,” said County Auditor Garth Fell. “The candidates we elect will determine priorities for our county, cities, schools and other local districts and can significantly impact your community. And voting in the primary supports candidates you want to see on your general election ballot.”

Voters can register to vote or make updates to their registration and can vote in-person until 8 p.m. on Election Night, Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Auditor’s Office or at an accessible voting site during specific hours.

All 30 ballot drop boxes will be open for the primary to receive voted ballots. Drop box locations can be found, but here are the ones in our general area:

Brier (near City Hall)
2901 228th St. S.W.
Brier, WA 98036

Edmonds (near library)
650 Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020

Lynnwood (Ash Way Park and Ride)
16327 Ash Way
Lynnwood, WA 98087

Lynnwood (in front of City Hall)
19100 44th Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Mountlake Terrace (near library)
23300 58th Ave. W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Woodway (near Town Hall)
23920 113th Pl. W.
Woodway, WA  98020

Additionally, voters can return their ballots by mail through the U.S. Postal Service. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Aug. 3. Check the last collection time on the box and when in doubt, use a county ballot drop box.

Snohomish County Elections has accessible voting equipment for voters with disabilities and offers last-minute voter registration and ballot issuance at the following sites during the hours listed:

Location Dates and Hours of Operation
Alderwood Water and Wastewater District3626 156th St. S.W.

Lynnwood, WA  98087


Saturday, July 31 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday, Aug. 2 – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 3 – 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wyndham Garden Hotel16710 Smokey Point Blvd

Arlington, WA 98223


Snohomish County Auditor’s Office1st Floor Admin W

3000 Rockefeller Ave.

Everett, WA 98201


Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 3 – 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Unvaccinated voters who need in-person service will be required to maintain social distance and wear face coverings in compliance with federal, state and local guidelines.  Voters are encouraged to utilize online resources at

If you are registered to vote and have not received a ballot or have additional questions or needs, call 425-388-3444 or email For more information, visit

  1. I live in unincorporated Snohomish County.
    In seeking info beyond the short Voter pamphlet blurbs, I sent my questions via email to Hospital District 2 and AWWD District commissioner candidates. The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County was another helpful resource. They are non-partisan. >

  2. My problem regarding Edmonds non-partisan approach to candidates is that all candidates speak pretty much in generalities. They make it difficult to know where they stand on most issues. Anybody can be “what’s best for Edmonds”. Why can’t we at least have candidates who let us know whether they lean democratic or republican. This would give us some idea what their foundation beliefs are rather than trying to sound so vanilla on issues. I would like to be able to make a reasonable decision rather than doing homework on who their supporters are and how many signs they’ve posted.

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