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Posted on: March 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Notice of April 25 Special Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, March 27, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the April 25, 2017 Special Election. March 27 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at  

After March 27, voters not currently registered in Washington State can register in person until 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 17, at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham.    

The election will be conducted in Precincts 301, 302, 303, and 304, all within the boundaries of the City of Blaine.  Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters at their mailing address on record.

The April 25, 2017 ballot will include:  

City of Blaine

Proposition No. 2017-1

Sales and Use Tax for Transportation Improvements

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 to view the online voters’ pamphlet.  The Special Election Voters’ Pamphlet will also be mailed in the envelope with the ballot and will be available at the Auditor’s Office.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Open public meetings for the April 25 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 or call (360) 778-5102 for updated information.  We gladly accept relay calls.

March 28                10:00 am                      Logic & Accuracy Test of the Accessible Voting Units

April 5 – May 4      8:30 am – 4:30 pm    Processing of Ballots

April 20                   10:00 am                      Logic & Accuracy Test of the 400C Optical Scan Readers

May 1                       2:00 pm                       Canvassing Board Meeting/Signature Reviews

                                                                         Auditor’s Office Conference Room, Suite 103

May 5                       3:00 pm                      Canvassing Board Meeting/Certification of Election

                                                                        Auditor’s Office Conference Room, Suite 103

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