Get ready to vote in the General Election. Ballots are being mailed tomorrow, October 16th and the Local Voters’ Pamphlets should arrive shortly, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.
Ballots can be returned in an official ballot drop box up until 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 5. All 18 drop box locations are printed on the insert that is enclosed with the ballot as well as in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet and on the Auditor’s website at www.co.whatcom.wa.us/1732/Current Election.
Remember, if you decide to return your ballot by mail, no stamp is needed. The ballot envelope will still need a postmark no later than Election Day, November 5, for your ballot to be counted, however. The USPS recommends mailing your ballot one week before Election Day. Be sure to check the last collection time on the mailbox if you are waiting until Election Day to mail. Ballots deposited after the last collection time on Election Day will not have a valid postmark and cannot be counted.
If you need to register to vote, you can register in person at the Auditor’s Office until 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you prefer to register online, go to www.VoteWA.gov or mail a registration form to the Auditor’s Office prior to Monday, October 28.
If you haven’t received a ballot by October 24, call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102.