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Vote 2021

Below are the positions and ballot measures impacting the City of Auburn in the 2021 election.  Here are voter resources and ballot return informationNoteThe Auburn Examiner will be putting our efforts into compiling information for City of Auburn positions.  

The following are races that are specific to Auburn. Here is a complete list of candidates for the Primary election 2021 and General election 2021

Important Election Dates:

Primary Election:August 3, 2021

May 14: Last day to file a resolution placing a measure on the ballot for Primary Election
May 17-May 21:
Candidate Filing week (
all candidates must be filed by May 21stlearn more)
May 24: Last day for candidates to withdrawal
July 13: Local voters pamphlet mailed
July 14: Ballots mailed for Primary Election
July 14:
Vote Center at King County Elections opens for Primary election
July 15:
Ballot drop boxes open
July 15: Last day to file as a write-in without filing fee
July 26: Last day to register to vote or update your registration online or by mail
August 3:
Deadline for in-person voter registration and updates for the primary election
August 3: Primary Election Day! Returned ballots must be postmarked or deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 pm on Election Day.
August 3: Results expected to publish at or by approximately 8:15 pm
August 17: Primary election results certified

Secretary of State Certified Election Results

General Election: November 2, 2021

August 3: Last day to file a resolution placing a measure on the ballot for General Election
September 28: National Voter Registration Day!
October 12:
Vote Center at King County Elections opens for Primary election
October 13:
Ballots mailed for General Election
October 13: Vote Center at King County Elections opens for Primary election
October 14: Ballot drop boxes open
October 14: Last day to file as a write-in without filing fee
October 25: Last day to register to vote or update your registration online or by mail
October 29: Unofficial, it is recommended that if mailing in your ballot, you return it by the Friday before Election Day to ensure it is postmarked by Election Day.
November 3: Deadline for Washington State voter registration or updates (in person only).
November 3: General Election – Returned ballots must be postmarked or deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 pm on Election Day.
November 3: General election results returned at/by approximately 8PM

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We’ve compiled some handy voter resources for both King and Pierce Counties, check them out on our:

Auburn Examiner Voter Resources page

Positions:

  1. City of Auburn Mayor
    Candidates:
    Nancy Backus
  2. City of Auburn City Council Position No. 2
    Candidates:
    Wendee R. Odell
    Kate Baldwin
  3. City of Auburn City Council Position No. 4
    Candidates: 
    Andrea Niemeyer
    Hanan Amer
    Yolanda Trout
    Evan Sipple Withdrawn
  4. City of Auburn City Council Position No. 6
    Candidates:
    Larry Brown
  5. Auburn School District No. 408 Director District No. 3
    Candidates:
    Melissa J. Laramie
    Dirk Dearinger
  6. Auburn School District No. 408 Director District No. 5
    Candidates:
    Tracy Arnold
  7. City of Algona City Council Position No. 2
    Candidates: 
    Lynda L. Osborn
  8. City of Algona City Council Position No. 4
    Candidates: 
    Gordon Cook
  9. City of Pacific City Council Position No. 2
    Candidates: 
    Kerry G. Garberding
  10. City of Pacific City Council Position No. 4
    Candidates:
    Gary Nitschke
    Vic Kave
  11. City of Pacific City Council Position No. 5
    Candidates:
    Lawrence Boles, III
  12. City of Pacific City Council Position No.7
    Candidates:
    Don W. Thomson
    Eric Petersen
  13. King County Executive
    Candidates:
    Goodspaceguy
    Dow Constantine
    Johnathon Crines
    Joe Nguyen
    Bill Hirt
  14. Metropolitan King County, Council District No. 5
    Candidates:
    Shukri Olow
    Dave Upthegrove
  15. Metropolitan King County, Council District No. 7
    Candidates:
    Lydia Assefa-Dawson
    Pete von Reichbauer
    Dominique Torgerson
    Saudia J. Abdullah
  16. Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 1 (King)
    Candidates:
    Norman Z. Sigler
    Ryan Calkins
  17. Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 3 (King)
    Candidates:
    Stephanie Bowman
    Hamdi Mohamed
  18. Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 4 (King)
    Candidates:
    Peter Steinbrueck
    Toshiko Grace Hasegawa
  19. Port of Tacoma Commissioner Position No. 1 (Pierce)
    Candidates:
    John McCarthy
    Laura Gilbert
  20. Port of Tacoma Commissioner Position No. 2 (Pierce)
    Candidates:
    Dick Marzano
    Jeannette Twitty
    Elizabeth Pew
  21. Port of Tacoma Commissioner Position No. 4 (Pierce)
    Candidates:
    Mario Rivera
    c bey el
    Brian Duthie
    Don Meyer
    Scott Lewis
    Mary M. Bacon
    Nirav Sheth
    Christopher Pierce
    Christian (C.J.) Dylina
  22. Court of Appeals, Division I, District No. 1  Judge Position No. 3
    Candidates:
    James R. Verellen
  23. King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 47
    Candidates:
    Andrea Robertson
  24. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Position 23
    Candidates:
    Andre Penalver

    Ballot Measures:

    KC Prop. 1, renewal of the Best Starts for Kids Levy (full resolution text)

Note: this page will be updated when information becomes available/known to the Auburn Examiner. We will do our best to keep this and candidate pages as up-to-date as possible.

Candidates listed in order per King County

The Auburn Examiner does not endorse any candidate, party, or ballot measures.
We endorse voting, plain and simple.

Last updated: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12:40 p.m.