Ballots are going in the mail Wednesday, April 4th, to registered voters living in the Blaine School District. The District is asking for approval on a technology and capital projects 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, April 24th. 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 www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor.
If returning your ballot by mail, a 50-cent stamp is required and the ballot must have a postmark no later than April 24 to be counted. The USPS recommends mailing your ballot one week before Election Day.
If a voter doesn’t receive their ballot by April 13, they should call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102.