Registration Deadlines: Monday, March 28, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the April 26 Special Election. March 28 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at www.myvote.wa.gov.
After March 28, voters not currently registered in Washington State can register in person until 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 18, at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham.
The election will be conducted entirely by mail and ballots will be mailed to all registered voters at their mailing address on record in the following precincts, all within the boundaries of South Whatcom Fire Authority: precincts 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, and 181.
The April 26, 2016 ballot will include:
South Whatcom Fire AuthorityProposition No. 2016-1General Obligation Bonds
Voters Requiring Assistance & Other Information: Voting assistance for elderly and 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: Refer to the Whatcom County Auditor’s website at www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor to view the online voters’ guide. An abbreviated voters’ pamphlet will be mailed in the envelope with the ballot; they will also be available at the Auditor’s Office.
Meeting Dates & Times: Open public meetings for the April 26, 2016 Special 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 www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor or call (360) 778-5102 for updated information. We gladly accept relay calls.
April 5 10:00 a.m. Logic & Accuracy Test of the Accessible Voting Units April 6 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Processing of BallotsMay 5 April 19 10:00 a.m. Logic & Accuracy Test of the 400C Optical Scan Readers May 2 2:00 p.m. Canvassing Board Meeting/Signature Reviews Auditor’s Office Conference Room, Suite 103 May 6 2:00 p.m. Canvassing Board Meeting/Certification of Election Auditor’s Office Conference Room, Suite 103