Ballots for the November 3 General Election are being mailed today. Voters can also expect to receive the combined State and Local Voters’ Pamphlet this week or they can read it online at www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor . If you need an audio version of the pamphlet, contact the Election Division so one can be prepared for you.
Debbie Adelstein, County Auditor, suggests voters read the pamphlet before marking their ballot. This year’s ballot is longer than most. Once every ten years the elected members of the Charter Review Commission meet to discuss and propose changes to the Whatcom County Home Rule Charter. The ballot contains eight proposed amendments from the Charter Review Commission and two from the County Council.
Auditor Adelstein said if you don’t receive your ballot by Friday, October 23, don’t delay in contacting the Election Division of the County Auditor’s Office, at (360) 778-5102, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Voters are encouraged to return their ballots early. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day or deposited in an official ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Six new ballot drop boxes have been added to areas throughout the county.