Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Voting
Who can register to vote?
U. S. citizens 18 and older who are residents of Washington State are eligible to register. In Washington, a voter is not required to register by political party or declare political party membership to vote in any election.
When can I register?
You must be registered 29 days before an election to vote in that election. If you are not currently registered to vote in the state of Washington and have lived in Snohomish County 30 days, you may register 8 days before an election at the County Auditor's Office.
Where can I register?
You may register on-line at www.vote.wa.gov. Mail-in registration forms are also available at libraries, post offices, and at the County Auditor's Office. You may also register when you renew your driver's license.
What if I change my name (signature) or move?
If you change your name or move within Snohomish County, you must update your voter registration. Changes made 29 days before an election will take effect immediately. Changes made closer to Election Day will take effect after the election. Name (signature) changes may be made by completing and mailing a voter registration form. Address changes may be made by calling Snohomish County Elections at (425) 388-3444 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
How do I get a mail in ballot?
All registered voters in Snohomish County will automatically be mailed a ballot approximately 20 days before Election Day.
How do I get a ballot mailed to a different address?
You can have a ballot sent anywhere in the world by calling Snohomish County Elections at (425) 388-3444, or by emailing the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also let us know in person at Snohomish County Elections, 3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 505, Everett WA 98201. (see B on map)
What if I misplace my ballot?
You request a replacement ballot by calling Snohomish County Elections at (425) 388-3444 or by sending an email to email@example.com. You may also receive a replacement ballot at the Snohomish County Auditor's Office, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett, WA (see B on map) as late as Election Day.
Who can I vote for?
Where you live determines who and what will appear on your ballot. The address lookup tool can tell you your precinct and representatives and provides access to maps of Congressional, Legislative, and County Council Districts.
How do I find candidate information? (Local Voters' Pamphlet)
The Voters' Pamphlet is available online. If you would like to see candidate statements for just the offices that will be on your ballot, you can visit the My Vote application.
How do I return my ballot?
There are three ways to return your voted ballot:
1) You may return your ballot through the post office. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day.
2) You may use the 24-hour ballot drop boxes located throughout Snohomish County. Please refer to your ballot insert for a list of locations. Ballots can be returned any time of day until 8:00pm on Election Day.
3) You may bring you voted ballot directly to the Snohomish County Elections Office during open hours. We are located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave, first floor of the west administration building, Everett.