Whatcom County residents are encouraged to complete registrations and address updates before the July 27th deadline to avoid a trip to the office. Citizens completing or updating their registration after the deadline will need to do so in person. Mask wearing and maintaining the 6-foot social distancing standard is required while in the Auditor’s Office.
Do you need to register to vote? Citizens with a Washington State issued ID can complete their voter registration and address updates online at VoteWA.gov. For those without a WA State issued ID, please go to https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/print-voter-registration-forms.aspx and print a registration form to be mailed in.
Completed ballots can be returned in an official elections ballot drop box up until 8:00 pm on Election Day, August 4th. All 18 drop box locations are printed on the insert that is enclosed with the ballot, as well as in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet. If you decide to return your ballot by mail, the return envelope must be postmarked no later than Election Day, August 4th, for your ballot to be counted. The US Postal Service recommends putting your ballot in the mail by July 28th.
If a voter hasn’t received a ballot by July 23rd, please call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102 or email email@example.com for further instructions.