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Posted on: October 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Notice of November 3, 2020 General Election

Ballots for the November 3rd General Election will be mailed to all registered voters on October 14th.   Voters who have not received a ballot by October 21st should contact the Auditor’s office to get a replacement.


Registration Deadlines: To be eligible to vote in the November 3rd General Election, the Auditor’s Office needs voter registration requests or address changes in the office by October 26th. These tasks can be completed online at or by mail. Citizens that miss the October 26th deadline can still register to vote or change their address but will need to appear in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham, by 8:00 pm on November 3rd.  


Whatcom County residents are encouraged to complete registrations and address updates early and online at or by mail before October 26th to avoid a trip to the office. Anyone completing or updating their registration in person will be required to wear a mask, maintain the 6-foot social distancing standard and expect long lines election week.


Voters Requiring Assistance & Other Information:  An accessible voting unit (AVU) is equipped with visual and audio technology. Voters requiring reasonable accommodation or assistance may vote on the AVU in the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office starting October 14th. For more information, contact the Election’s Division at (360) 778-5102 or [email protected].    


Voters’ Pamphlet:  A booklet voters’ pamphlet that includes Whatcom County General Election Candidates, is mailed to all residences in Whatcom County at the beginning of October. For an online version, visit or the Whatcom County Auditor’s website at  


Meeting Dates & Times:  Open public meetings for the November 3rd 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 13                            2:00 pm                                 Logic & Accuracy Test of the Ballot Counting Equipment


Oct 14 - Nov 23            7:00 am - 5:00 pm               Processing of Ballots


Oct 31                            9:00 am  - 3:00 pm               Election Division In-Person Services Open to Public


Nov 5                             10:00 am                               Hand Count of Six Randomly Selected Ballot Batches


Nov 23                           10:00 am                               Canvassing Board Meeting/Review Challenged Ballots

                                                                                        Online Virtual Meeting


Nov 24                           10:00 am                               Canvassing Board Meeting/Certification of Election

                                                                                        Online Virtual Meeting

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