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Posted on: October 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Notice of November 5, 2019 General Election

Individuals can now register to vote or update their registration information until 8:00 pm on Election Day by appearing in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.

Registration Deadlines: If registering to vote online or by mail – or – if changing your address online or by mail, the Auditor’s Office must receive the information by October 28, 2019 to be eligible to vote in the November 5 General Election.  Register to vote or change your address at

Citizens that miss the October 28 deadline can still register to vote or change their address but must appear in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham, by 8:00 pm Election Day. 

The election will be conducted entirely by mail and ballots will be mailed to all registered voters at their mailing address on record.

Voters Requiring Assistance & Other Information:  Voting assistance for elderly or disabled individuals is available at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office or call (360) 778-5102.  We gladly accept relay calls. Election and voter registration information, registration forms, and election ballots are also available at the Auditor’s Office.   

Voters’ Pamphlet:  For a list of candidates and ballot measures, refer to the Whatcom County Auditor’s website at to view the online voters’ guide.  Voters’ pamphlets will be mailed to household addresses and available at the Auditor’s Office beginning October 16th.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Open public meetings for the November 5 General Election will be held on the dates and times listed below at the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham.  Meeting dates, times, and/or locations are subject to change; please see our website at or call (360) 778-5102 for updated information. 

Oct 16 - Nov 258:00 am - 4:30 pmProcessing of Ballots
Oct 171:00 pmLogic & Accuracy Test of the Ballot Counting Equipment
Nov 710:00 amHand Count of Six Randomly Selected Ballot Batches
Nov 2210:00 amCanvassing Board Meeting/Review Challenged Ballots
Election Center/Courthouse Basement
Nov 2610:00 amCanvassing Board Meeting/Certification of Election
Election Center/Courthouse Basement

Dated this 10th day of October 2019.

Debbie Adelstein, Whatcom County Auditor and Ex-officio Supervisor of Elections

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