Current Election

August 3 Primary Election

Election Day: August 3, 2021
Ballots Mailed: July 14, 2021
Accessible Voting Units Available: July 14, 2021
Registered Voters: 158,859 (updated July 23, 2021)
Ballots Returned*: 11,059
Ballots Accepted: 9,049

*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 terms and definitions.

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.  We are limiting the number of individuals in the office, and everyone is required to wear a face mask and maintain a 6 foot social distance.  If possible, please call or email before you visit, we may save you a trip!

July 14 - August 2 (M-F), 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 3, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Districts Included:

Whatcom County, County Council District 1, County Council District 3, Port of Bellingham Commissioner District 2, City of Bellingham, City of Blaine Ward 2, City of Blaine Ward 3, City of Ferndale, Lynden School District 504, Concrete School District No. 11 (shared district with Skagit County), Fire Protection District 1, Fire Protection District 4, Fire Protection District 16, Fire Protection District 21, South Whatcom Fire Authority, Hospital District 304 (shared district with Skagit County)

What's on the Ballot

Online Voters Guide:

Printed Voters' Pamphlet:

A printed voters' pamphlet will be mailed to all households beginning July 12. 

Sample Ballot:



Fire Protection District 1, Proposition 2021-5
Fire Protection District 4, Proposition 2021-4
Fire Protection District 16, Proposition 2021-2
Fire Protection District 21, Proposition 2021-3
South Whatcom Fire Authority, Proposition 2021-1

Registration Deadlines

Monday, July 26

Voter registration and address changes online or by mail must be received at the Whatcom County Auditor's Office by July 26.

July 27 through August 3

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 July 14 and close at 8:00 pm on Election Day.

View Drop Box Location Map