Election 2022

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Murray, Smiley will debate head-to-head at least once, maybe twice

The two will face off in Spokane next month. They could square off in Seattle too before the election

 

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Editorial: Shavers in 10th, Cortes in 38th House districts

The editorial board begins its endorsements with two state House races in newly redrawn districts.

 

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Editorial: Start studying now for 2022’s big ‘civics exam’

Voters have a wealth of resources as they begin evaluating candidates for the Nov. 8 general election.

 

Sam Low and Strom Peterson

Double duty: Low, Peterson aim for rare political feat, catch criticism

The Republican and Democrat both want to serve on the County Council and in the Legislature at the same time. They can. Should they?

Sam Low and Strom Peterson
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It’s a wrap: Primary results certified as November matchups set

In Snohomish County, 3,008 ballots got rejected. Some arrived late. Others weren’t signed. Twenty were for the wrong election.

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Abortion rights protesters fill all four corners of the intersection in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GOP cheered abortion ruling. Democrats responded by voting.

A swell of electoral support for Democrats pushed turnout higher in primary. Republicans look to adjust for November

Abortion rights protesters fill all four corners of the intersection in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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2022 primary election results for Snohomish County

Returns for contested races and ballot measures, updated daily as mail-in ballots are counted.

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State Representative Robert Sutherland, left, gives a thumbs-up to passing drivers as he and a few volunteers wave flags and campaign signs along the side of State Route 9 on July 22, in Lake Stevens. Sam Low, right, talks with seniors on July 20 in Lake Stevens. (Sutherland photo by Ryan Berry / The Herald, Low photo by Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In GOP battle of Sutherland vs. Low, Democrats may tip the scale

The state lawmaker and Snohomish County council member are vying for a House seat. Democrats make up roughly 40% of the vote.

State Representative Robert Sutherland, left, gives a thumbs-up to passing drivers as he and a few volunteers wave flags and campaign signs along the side of State Route 9 on July 22, in Lake Stevens. Sam Low, right, talks with seniors on July 20 in Lake Stevens. (Sutherland photo by Ryan Berry / The Herald, Low photo by Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Latest tally sets field for races affecting Snohomish County voters

Cortes and Kemp will battle for an open House seat. Schrier and Larkin will face off in the 8th Congressional District.

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Vote-by-mail ballots are shown in sorting trays, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Washington state has offered voting by mail since 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Data mistake briefly misreported some Snohomish County primary tallies

When uploaded to the state’s website, a precinct got tallied twice, throwing the numbers off. The error was quickly fixed.

Vote-by-mail ballots are shown in sorting trays, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Washington state has offered voting by mail since 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Tiffany Smiley, who is running as a Republican for U.S. Senate, speaks to a small group of supporters Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Chevron Gas Station on Everett Mall Way in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

DelBene, Larsen, Schrier cruise through Congressional primary

And Democrat Patty Murray will face Republican Tiffany Smiley for U.S. Senate, in a race that has already seen mudslinging.

Tiffany Smiley, who is running as a Republican for U.S. Senate, speaks to a small group of supporters Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Chevron Gas Station on Everett Mall Way in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
State Representative Robert Sutherland, left, gives a thumbs-up to passing drivers as he and a few volunteers wave flags and campaign signs along the side of State Route 9 on July 22, in Lake Stevens. Sam Low, right, talks with seniors on July 20 in Lake Stevens. (Sutherland photo by Ryan Berry / The Herald, Low photo by Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Republicans Sutherland, Low locked in tight primary battle

Meanwhile, Everett and Marysville voters were backing Democrats for two open state House seats.

State Representative Robert Sutherland, left, gives a thumbs-up to passing drivers as he and a few volunteers wave flags and campaign signs along the side of State Route 9 on July 22, in Lake Stevens. Sam Low, right, talks with seniors on July 20 in Lake Stevens. (Sutherland photo by Ryan Berry / The Herald, Low photo by Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Steve Hobbs, who was sworn in as Washington Secretary of State, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., poses in front of photos of the 15 people who previously held his office. Hobbs, a former state senator from Lake Stevens, Wash., is the first person of color to head the office and the first Democrat to serve as Secretary in more than 50 years. He replaces Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who resigned to accept an election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Hobbs leads the pack in crowded secretary of state race

Former state Sen. Steve Hobbs, of Lake Stevens, faced seven challengers for the job he was appointed to last year.

Steve Hobbs, who was sworn in as Washington Secretary of State, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., poses in front of photos of the 15 people who previously held his office. Hobbs, a former state senator from Lake Stevens, Wash., is the first person of color to head the office and the first Democrat to serve as Secretary in more than 50 years. He replaces Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who resigned to accept an election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Editorial: Today’s the day; mark and get your primary ballot in

For several races, primary voters will determine which two candidates will move to the Nov. 8 election.

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Alabama “'Bama” Nightmare holds her clipboard while sitting for a portrait Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Nightmare is running to be the Democratic candidate for Precinct Committee Officer in her precinct. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

In this electoral corner, it’s Alabama “’Bama” Nightmare vs. Jack Lockhart

Precinct Committee Officers are grassroots party races at the bottom of the ballot, maybe. The storylines are no less interesting.

Alabama “'Bama” Nightmare holds her clipboard while sitting for a portrait Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Nightmare is running to be the Democratic candidate for Precinct Committee Officer in her precinct. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
FILE - A person puts their ballot in a drop box on Oct. 27, 2020, at a library in Seattle. Washington state voters will winnow the field of candidates in dozens of races in the state's primary on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Washington is a vote-by-mail state, and voters must have their ballots postmarked and in the mail by Tuesday, or they can drop them off at drop boxes by 8 p.m. Under the state's primary system, the top two vote getters advance to the general election in November, regardless of party. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Here’s all you need to know about Tuesday’s primary

A round up of The Herald’s election coverage.

FILE - A person puts their ballot in a drop box on Oct. 27, 2020, at a library in Seattle. Washington state voters will winnow the field of candidates in dozens of races in the state's primary on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Washington is a vote-by-mail state, and voters must have their ballots postmarked and in the mail by Tuesday, or they can drop them off at drop boxes by 8 p.m. Under the state's primary system, the top two vote getters advance to the general election in November, regardless of party. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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4 things to watch for in Tuesday’s unpredictable primary election

Republicans are dueling one another for legislative and congressional seats — and spending big against incumbents.

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PACs spend $1.3 million in primary to sway Snohomish County voters

The dollar figure will rise before the election Tuesday. Read the fine print: Hit pieces aren’t directly from the candidates.

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Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.

2 open seats create intriguing primaries in 38th Legislative District

The usual issues are at play. Meanwhile, the Senate race has an intraparty primary contest.

Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.
From top: Jordan M. Sears, Ken Maertens and Tanya Olson. Photo of Snohomish County PUD by Sue Misao / The Herald

2 challengers for veteran member of Snohomish PUD board

Tanya Olson is seeking a fourth term. Jordan Sears, a Gold Bar council member, and Ken Maertens, engineer, want the job too.

From top: Jordan M. Sears, Ken Maertens and Tanya Olson. Photo of Snohomish County PUD by Sue Misao / The Herald