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Posted on: October 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Information About General Election Ballots and Local Voters' Pamphlets

General Election ballots are being mailed today to Whatcom County registered voters.  The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is also in the mail and should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.  

Ballots can be returned in an official ballot drop box up until 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 7th.  Three new drop boxes have been installed: Acme Elementary School, Custer Elementary School, and inside the International Marketplace in Point Roberts. We hope voters will enjoy the convenience of the added locations, Auditor Adelstein said.  Ballots deposited in a drop box do not need postage.  All 18 locations are printed on the insert that will be enclosed with the ballot and are also printed in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

If returning your ballot through the mail, a 49-cent stamp is required and the ballot must have a postmark no later than November 7 to be counted.  The USPS now recommends mailing your ballot one week before Election Day.

If a voter doesn’t receive their ballot by October 27th, they should call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102.

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