Elections in 2022

Click here for more information about the February 8 Diking & Drainage General Election
  Special Election
December 10, 2021 Resolution Deadline
Districts Included: Bellingham School District 501, Ferndale School District 502, portion of the Whatcom County Rural Library District. Visit the Current Election page for more information about the February Special here.
January 19 Voting Center open, ballot packets mailed, drop boxes open
January 31 Online and mail registration deadline
New registrations and updates after this date must be done in person
February 8 Special Election Day
Register to vote or update registration in-person at the Voting Center before 8:00 pm
Ballot drop boxes close at 8:00 pm
February 10 Audit of results (hand count)
February 18 Certification of Special Election
Special Election (will only occur when a district submits a resolution)
February 25 Resolution deadline
Districts Included: To Be Determined
April 6 Voting Center open, ballot packets mailed, drop boxes open
April 18 Online and mail registration deadline
New registrations and updates after this date must be done in person
April 26 Special Election Day
Register to vote or update registration in-person at the Voting Center before 8:00 pm
Ballot Drop Boxes close at 8:00 pm
April 28 Audit of results (hand count)
May 6 Certification of Special Election
Candidate Filing Week  
May 16 First day to file a declaration of candidacy 
Offices up for election
May 20 Last day to file a declaration of candidacy
May 23 Final day to withdraw from candidacy
May 27 Deadline for candidates to submit a statement and photo for the Local Voters' Pamphlet
Primary Election (non-partisan offices with less than 3 candidates will not appear on the primary ballot)
May 13 Resolution deadline
July 13 Voting Center open, ballot packets mailed, drop boxes open
July 25 Online and mail registration deadline
New registrations and changes to registration must be done in person
August 2 Primary Election Day
Register to vote or update registration in-person at the Voting Center before 8:00 pm
Ballot Drop Boxes close at 8:00 pm
August 4 Audit of results (hand count)
August 16 Certification of Primary Election
General Election  
August 2 Resolution deadline
October 19 Voting Center open, ballot packets mailed, drop boxes open
October 31 Online and mail registration deadline
New registrations and changes to registration must be done in person
November 8 General Election Day
Register to vote or update registration in-person at the Voting Center before 8:00 pm
Ballot Drop Boxes close at 8:00 pm
November 10 Audit of results (hand count)
November 29 Certification of Election
*Special Election will only occur when a District submits a resolution.