Ballots for the May 24 Presidential Primary Election are being mailed today. County Auditor Debbie Adelstein reminds voters that this is the one election where it is required to identify with a political party in order for your vote to count. It will be necessary to mark a Democratic or Republican Party selection and the vote cast must match that party. A record of what party was selected is maintained for 60 days and then it is removed from the voter’s registration information. Voters who do not wish to make a party selection are not required to vote.
Auditor Adelstein advises anyone that doesn’t receive their ballot by Friday, May 13th should contact the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102 between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
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. A listing of drop box locations is available on the Auditor’s website at www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor or check the insert enclosed with your ballot.