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Posted on: July 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Notice of August 7, 2018 Primary Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, July 9, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the August 7 Primary Election.  July 9 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at  

After July 9, voters not currently registered in Washington State can register in person until 4:30 p.m., Monday, July 30, at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham.    

The election will be conducted entirely by mail and ballots will be mailed to all registered voters at their mailing address on record.

Voters Requiring Assistance & Other Information:  Voting assistance for elderly or 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:  For a listing of candidates refer to the Whatcom County Auditor’s website at to view the online voters’ guide.  Voters’ pamphlets will be mailed to household addresses and available at the Auditor’s Office beginning July 18th.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Open public meetings for the August 7 Primary 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.  

July 18 –       8:30 am – 4:30 pm    Processing of Ballots
Aug. 20

July 17          2:00 pm                     Logic & Accuracy Test of the Ballot Counting Equipment

Aug. 9         10:00 am                     Hand Count of Six Randomly Selected Ballot Batches

Aug. 14         2:00 pm                     Canvassing Board Meeting/Review Challenged Ballots
                                                        Auditor’s Office Conference Room

Aug. 21         3:00 pm                    Canvassing Board Meeting/Certification of Election
                                                       Auditor’s Office Conference Room

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