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Posted on: January 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Special Election Ballots Being Mailed Today

Bellingham is asking voters to approve $155,000,000 in general obligation bonds.  Mount Baker is asking approval for a facilities and technology levy.

The ballot will look slightly different from previous ballots, County Auditor Debbie Adelstein announced.  The new ballot design is a result of new counting equipment purchased by the County to replace an obsolete system.  Voters will now fill in an oval next to their choice on the ballot instead of connecting the arrow.

Ballots can be returned in an official ballot drop box without postage up until 8:00 pm on Election Day, February 13th.  Open drop box locations and information about the ballot measure will be enclosed with the ballot or is available on the Auditor’s website at

If returning your ballot by mail, a 50-cent stamp is required and the ballot must have a postmark no later than February 13 to be counted.  The USPS recommends mailing your ballot one week before Election Day.

If a voter doesn’t receive their ballot by February 2, they should call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102.

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