May 25, 2024 2:33 pm

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Salary commission approves $230,000 in pay raises for elected officials

Salary commission

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—At its Thursday meeting on April 25, the Snohomish County 2024 Salary Commission approved a total of $229,815 (or 14.98 percent) in pay raises for Snohomish County government elected officials over a two-year period effective January 1, 2025. The commission unanimously agreed to a uniform approach to determining salaries for elected officials, reversing its decision […]

Salary Commission proposes $53,000 raise for Snohomish Sheriff

Salary Commission

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—At its Monday meeting on April 15, the 10-member appointed Snohomish County 2024 Salary Commission is proposing a 5-percent minimum salary increase for Snohomish County government elected officials; and a 28.9-percent (or $53,180) increase for the Snohomish County Sheriff position. If approved by the Board at its meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, […]

Snohomish County Auditor praises advance of election worker protection bill

election worker

EVERETT—In an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 45-4, the Washington State Senate passed Substitute House Bill 1241, on February 22, making it a Class C Felony to harass an election worker. The amended bill now moves back to the House, where it originally passed 86-11, for final approval. Governor Jay Inslee is expected to sign it […]

County Auditor seeks committee members for local ballot statements

local ballot statements

EVERETT, December 16, 2023—The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is seeking individuals to write statements for or against local ballot measures for the February 13, 2024, Special Election local voters’ pamphlet. Pamphlets will be mailed to voters as an insert with the ballot packet. Committees are comprised of up to three individuals, one of whom is […]

General Election Results: Winners, losers and too close to call!

2023 General Election

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 8, 2023—The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office has received 184,545 (35.40%) ballots as of November 8, 2023, of which 132,932 (25.91%) have been counted. As of November 8, the City of Edmonds, leads the county with most ballots retuned with 50.45%, followed by City of Brier with 46.54%, and then the City […]

Message from County Auditor: 2023 General Election reporting process

General Election

Snohomish County, Wash., November 7, 2023—Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell shared with local media outlets the anticipated order of activities for General Election night reporting and how to find the preliminary election results. 2023 General Election Results Posting Process State law prohibits the tabulation of election results prior to 8:00 p.m. on Election Night.  Snohomish County Elections […]

Snohomish County Elections earns National Stars and Stripes Award

Stars Stripes Award

Everett, Wash., September 13, 2023—Last week the National Association of Elections Officials (The Election Center) presented Snohomish County Elections with the Stars and Stripes Award at its annual conference held in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes Snohomish County Elections’ exceptional and ongoing partnership with the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County. The Stars and […]

Primary Election 2023: Winners, losers, and too close to call

Primary Election 2023

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 1, 2023—Over one hundred thousand Snohomish County residents cast their ballot to vote in the 2023 Primary Election for county and local elections. As of August 1, 19.39% of ballots have been returned – that’s 101,110 residents! A Primary Election is required if more than two candidates file for the same […]

Check your mailboxes for your August 1 Primary Election ballots

August 1 Primary Election

EVERETT, Wash., July 14, 2023—The Snohomish County Elections mailed ballots for the August 1 Primary Election to 512,000 registered voters on Thursday, July 13.  Ballots were mailed to military and overseas voters on June 16 and to out-of-state and rural voters on July 7.  The local voters’ pamphlet was mailed on July 12 to every […]

Snohomish County, Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor

snohomish county elections

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 20, 2023—Elections in Snohomish County have officially kicked off, and like usual, filing week was full of surprises. From a father-son duo vying for Snohomish City Council to entire races in five cities and two school districts uncontested, this election season is going to be a game of strategy, wit, and […]

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