Ballot Drop Box Locations

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Ballots must be postmarked no later than 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 8th, if mailed through US Post Office.  

YOU CAN DROP YOUR BALLOT OFF UNTIL 8:00 PM, November 8th, AT DROP BOX LOCATIONS:

Island County Locations:

Island County – Election’s Office
400 N Main St
Coupeville, WA 98239

Island County – Auditor’s Office (office hours only)
1 NE 7th St, Room 105
Coupeville, WA 98239

Island County – Camano Annex
121 N East Camano Dr
Camano Island, WA 98282

Oak Harbor City Hall
865 SE Barrington Dr
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Trinity Lutheran Church
18341 SR 525
Freeland, WA 98249

Ken’s Korner Red Apple Grocery
4141 SR 525
Clinton, WA 98236

Snohomish County locations:

Arlington (near library)
135 N Washington Ave
Arlington, WA 98223

Bothell (QFC parking lot)
22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98201

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

Everett (Courthouse Campus)
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Everett (McCollum Park)
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98206

Lake Stevens (near boat launch)
1800 Main St
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Lynnwood (in front of city hall)
19100 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Marysville (behind City Hall)
1049 State Ave
Marysville, WA 98270

Monroe (near library)
1070 Village Way
Monroe, WA 98272

Mukilteo Library
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Snohomish (near library)
311 Maple Ave
Snohomish, WA 98290

Stanwood (near library)
9701 271st St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

Skagit County Locations:

Anacortes Public Library
1220 10th St
Anacortes, WA 98221
(behind library near drive-up book-drop)

Burlington Parks and Recreation Building
900 E Fairhaven St
Burlington, WA 98233

Skagit Upriver Services/Library
45770 A Main St
Concrete, WA 98237

La Conner Regional Library
614 E Morris St
La Conner, WA 98257

Mount Vernon Police Department
1805 Continental Pl
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Skagit County Auditors Office
700 S 2nd St, Room 201
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(in U-shaped parking lot accessed from 3rd St near Kincaid)

Sedro Woolley Post Office
111 Woodworth St
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
(in alley between Eastern Ave and Metcalf)

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Social Services Building (in front)
17337 Reservation Rd
La Conner, WA 98257

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Tragedy in Oso

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As the immense devastation of the Oso landslide becomes fully known it is truly unimaginable. I join many of you in continued prayer for the broken hearted, those who have lost loved ones, our first responders, volunteers and their communities.

I would like to share with you some links providing information about recovery and relief efforts.

Links to updated information

Snohomish County website

WSDOT website

How you can help 

If you or anyone you know would like to help or donate to relief efforts, the links below should be helpful. Here are some of the organizations involved in the rescue and relief efforts. I join the Secretary of State in reminding people there are scam artists out there who are willing to take advantage of people’s generosity. I am deeply moved to be a part of such a caring community.

United Way of Snohomish County

Coastal Community Bank is accepting donations for slide victims at all branches: Darrington, Camano Island, Everett, Monroe, Stanwood, Sultan, Silver Lake, Smokey Point, Snohomish and Whidbey Island CoastalBank.com. You can find more information here.

Union Bank donations- They’ve raised more than $127,000 of their $150,000 goal

A Disaster Relief Account for Oso landslide victims has been set up at Union Bank in downtown Arlington at 525 North Olympic Ave. The account is through Cascade Valley Hospital Health Foundation (checks should be addressed to Cascade Valley Hospital Health Foundation). Checks can be mailed to Union Bank at PO Box 278 Arlington, WA 98223 and donations dropped off at any Union Bank or at the Cascade Valley Hospital. 100% of funds go to the disaster victims.

You can also visit this website to donate online.

Red Cross donations
If you wish to help victims of the Oso mudslide, cash donations are preferred. The American Red Cross is no longer collecting items. Go to the Red Cross of Snohomish County at www.redcross.org/snoco to donate. People also can text “RedCross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Free counseling is available from the Red Cross around-the-clock at 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

Salvation Army

1. By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY – designate gift for ‘Disaster Relief’
2. On-line at: www.SalvationArmyNW.org – designate gift for ‘Disaster Relief’
3. By mail: Send a check, marked ‘Disaster Relief’ to The Salvation Army, Northwest Divisional Headquarters, 111 Queen Anne Avenue N #300, Seattle, WA, 98109

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Click here to make a donation. Donations will be forwarded to Rev. Timothy J. Sauer, Pastor at St. John Vianney Church (Darrington) and Immaculate Conception Church (Arlington). These parishes will be directly assisting people in the Oso community.

Washington State Combined Fund Drive (Mudslide Relief Campaign)

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Norma Smith

Norma Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

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Dear Representative Smith,

We would like to congratulate you for being named a 2012 Friend of Farm Bureau.

This award is presented to legislators who achieved an 80 percent or greater vote record during the 2012 session on significant legislation identified by the Washington Farm Bureau. As you know, the Washington Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization, representing the economic and social interests of more than 41,000 member families.

We appreciate your leadership on and support of agricultural issues and look forward to working with you during the 2013 legislative session.

Sincerely,

  Director of Government Relations

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Norma requests meeting with WA. State Ferry leader regarding design and durability of vessels.

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By Jerry Cornfield, Herald Writer

OLYMPIA — A Whidbey Island lawmaker who asked why the state’s newest ferries list, vibrate and consume so much fuel isn’t satisfied with the answer she’s received from the leader of Washington State Ferries.

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, said the Aug. 17 response did not ease her concerns about the design and durability of the 64-car vessels and now she wants to meet with those running the ferry system.

“The answers in this letter are substantially inadequate,” Smith said Wednesday. “They simply do not match what I’ve learned from other professionals with intimate knowledge of the vessels and their challenges.”

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Questions surround cost, design of new ferries

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By Jerry Cornfield, Herald Writer

OLYMPIA – A Whidbey Island lawmaker is raising questions about the design, durability and cost of operating the state’s newest ferries between Coupeville and Port Townsend.

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, sent a letter this week to leaders of the state’s transportation department and Washington State Ferries asking why the boats list when empty, vibrate during travel and use more fuel than the larger Steel Electric vessels they replaced.

In the letter, she poses nearly two dozen questions about the Salish and Kennewick, the 64-car, 750-passenger boats in use on the route. The inquiry applies as well to the Chetzemoka, the first boat in this class used on the run, she said.

“Since the legislative session ended, I’ve had a number of conversations with a lot of different people about these issues,” she said Friday. “I’ve ridden the (Salish) and I saw firsthand the list. I experienced some of the vibration. When I saw these things first hand, I felt it was critical we had clear and transparent answers.”

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Norma Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

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State Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, was recently presented the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for her voting record during the 2011-12 legislative sessions. NFIB State Director Patrick Connor commended Smith for taking some difficult stands to support small businesses and for being a leader on business and economic development issues.

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Quotes from Endorsements

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Washington State Troopers Association:
“Your commitment to service the state of Washington with honor and integrity are principles that our members demand. Your understanding of public safety matters and your position on issues critical to every Trooper’s professional and personal life make you the clear choice.”

 NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses)
Small Business Endorses Rep. Norma Smith for Re-Election
Clinton lawmaker had 100- percent, pro-Main Street voting record in the Legislature
“Thanks to Rep. Norma Smith’s hard work, small businesses now have up to seven days to correct most minor rule violations before a citation is issued,” said Patrick Connor, NFIB’s Washington state director. “As the prime sponsor, Rep. Smith successfully negotiated and won unanimous passage of two priority bills giving small business some breathing room before state inspectors can impose costly fines or other penalties. Rep. Smith has proven that real regulatory reform is possible. We look forward to her continued leadership on this important effort.”

Washington State Farm Bureau:
Based on the recommendations from local Farm Bureau Chapters, the Washington State Farm Bureau PAC has made the following endorsement to State Representative Norma Smith.

Skagit/ Island Counties Builders Association:
“Thank you for your service and for your willingness to continue to serve. We appreciate everything you do to support small business in Washington state.”

Washington State Auto Dealers:
“Your willingness to listen to our issues and your support is appreciated.”

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Norma Receives Cornerstone Award

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April, 4, 2012, The Association of Washington Business awarded State Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, the Cornerstone Award for her support in the state legislature.

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Norma, in Whidbey News Times Article, on Importance of Jobs

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Norma at Job SiteNorma Smith talked about the importance of manufacturing and production jobs to the state.

“Manufacturing and production offers the best hope for 70 percent of the Washingtonians who don’t have college degrees,” Smith said, urging the legislature to focus “like a laser beam” to enhance the manufacturing economy while protecting clean water and clean air.

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