Presidential Primary

Election Date: March 10, 2020
Ballots Mailed: February 19, 2020
Accessible Voting Units Available: February 19, 2020
Number of Registered Voters: 149,063 (as of March 10, 2020)
Ballots Returned: 83,206

General Information

  • Voter participation is public record and your political party choice is available for public inspection for 60 days.  
  • Your candidate choice is secret and is never tied to you or your voter record.
  • You do not register separately or by party for this election.
  • The major political parties require voters to make a party declaration at the time of voting.
  • You must choose and sign a political party declaration on the return ballot envelope.
  • You vote for one candidate on the ballot of the same political party as your signed declaration. 
  • If you do not vote your Presidential Primary ballot you will still receive a ballot to vote in the November 3 General Election. 

7 Easy Steps for Voting in the Presidential Primary

Frequently Asked Questions

View Presidential Primary FAQs on the SOS website

Registration Deadlines

March 2
Voter registration and address changes online or by mail must be received at the Whatcom County Auditor's Office by March 2.

March 3 through March 10
Visit our office to register to vote or change your address by 8:00 pm Election Day.

Election Results

View results here

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Returning Your Ballot

By Mail:


No stamp needed.  Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.

By Drop Box:


No stamp needed.  Drop boxes will be open from February 19 and will close at 8:00 pm on Election Day, March 10.
View Drop Box Location Map

Sample Ballot

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Online Voters' Guide

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Canvassing Board Meetings

Challenged Ballot Review:  3/19/2020 at 10:00 am
Certification:  3/20/2020 at 10:00 am