Current Election

November 2 General Election

Election Day: November 2, 2021
Ballots Mailed: October 13, 2021
Accessible Voting Units Available: October 13, 2021
Registered Voters: 156,730 (updated October 22)
Ballots Returned*: 10,906
Ballots Accepted: 10,784
Election Results: Available after 8:00 pm on November 2, 2021
Ballot Return Statistics (Statewide, filter by County)

*Total ballots returned includes received, accepted and rejected ballots. To find out the status of your ballot login to your voter portal at For more information on different ballot statuses view the WA Secretary of State's ballot status codes.

In-Person Services:

Visit us In-Person at the Whatcom County Courthouse at 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham.  You can register to vote, update your registration, get a replacement ballot.  While Whatcom County is still working to slow the spread of COVID-19, you are encouraged to continue following all social distancing guidelines if you visit us In-Person.  Masks are required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.  If possible, please call or email before you visit, we may save you a trip!

October 13 - November 1 (M-F), 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, November 2, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Districts Included:

State of Washington, Whatcom County, Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham, City of Blaine, City of Everson, City of Ferndale, City of Lynden, City of Nooksack, City of Sumas, Bellingham School District 501, Ferndale School District 502, Blaine School District 503, Lynden School District 504, Meridian School District 505, Nooksack Valley School District 506, Mt Baker School District 507, Concrete School District 11, Fire Protection Districts 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, Glacier Fire and Rescue, South Whatcom Fire Authority, Water Districts 2, 7, 13, Point Roberts Water District 4, Birch Bay Water & Sewer District, Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District, Columbia Valley Water District, Cemetery Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Point Roberts Park and Recreation District 1, Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2, Lynden Regional Park and Recreation District 3, Columbia Valley Park and Recreation District, Chuckanut Community Forest Park District, Hospital District 304, Point Roberts Public Hospital District

What's on the Ballot

Sample Ballot:


Voters' Guide


Whatcom County, Proposition 2021-13

City of Bellingham, Proposition 2021-16

City of Bellingham, Proposition 2021-17

City of Bellingham, Initiative No. 2021-01

City of Bellingham, Initiative No. 2021-02

City of Bellingham, Initiative No. 2021-03

City of Bellingham, Initiative No. 2021-04

City of Ferndale, Proposition 2021-6

Fire Protection District 4, Proposition 2021-12

Fire Protection District 11, Proposition 2021-7

Fire Protection District 11, Proposition 2021-8

Fire Protection District 14, Proposition 2021-15

Fire Protection District 16, Proposition 2021-10

Glacier Fire and Rescue, Proposition 2021-11

Fire Protection District 21, Proposition 2021-9

Whatcom County Rural Library District, Proposition 2021-14

Registration Deadlines

Monday, October 25

Voter registration and address changes online or by mail must be received at the Whatcom County Auditor's Office by October 25.

October 26 through November 2

Visit our office to register to vote or change your address by 8:00 pm Election Day.

View information on registering to vote

​Returning Your Ballot

By Mail:

No stamp needed. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.

By Drop Box:

No stamp needed. Drop boxes are open October 13 and close at 8:00 pm on Election Day.

View Drop Box Location Map