Primary election ballots were mailed Wednesday, July 12. Any registered voter that has not yet received their ballot should contact the Election Division for a replacement. Whatcom County residents still needing to register or update their address online or by mail can do so through Monday, July 24. Anyone that misses the July 24 deadline can still register to vote or update their registration but must do so in person. Voters should expect long lines election week.
Do you need to register to vote? If you have a Washington State issued ID you can complete your voter registration and address updates online at VoteWA.gov. For those without a WA State issued ID, please go to https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/print-voter-registration-forms.aspx and print a registration form to be mailed in.
Ballots can be returned in an official ballot drop box up until 8:00 pm on Election Day, August 1. All 21 official ballot drop box locations are printed on the insert that is enclosed with the ballot, in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet, and posted online at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/1732/Current-Election.
If you are returning your ballot by mail, the return envelope must have a postmark no later than Election Day, August 1, for your ballot to be counted. If you are returning your ballot by mail on election day, make sure to check the mail box for its specific last collection time to ensure a timely postmark. The US Postal Service recommends putting your ballot in the mail by July 25.
For registration questions or ballot replacement requests, please call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102 or email [email protected].