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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Notice of November 6, 2018 General Election

Registration Deadlines: Monday, October 8, is the deadline for mail-in registrations or address changes to be eligible to vote in the November 6 General Election.  October 8 also is the deadline for online registrations or address changes at   

After October 8, voters not currently registered in Washington State can register in person until 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 29, 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 and ballot measures 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 October 17th.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Open public meetings for the November 6 General 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.  

Oct. 17 –  Nov 26     8:00 am – 4:30 pm    Processing of Ballots

Oct. 11         10:00 am                 Logic & Accuracy Test of the Ballot Counting Equipment

Nov. 8          10:00 am                 Hand Count of Six Randomly Selected Ballot Batches  

Nov. 16        10:00 am                 Canvassing Board Meeting/Review Challenged Ballots

                                                    Auditor’s Office Conference Room            

Nov. 27        3:00 pm                   Canvassing Board Meeting/Certification of Election

                                                    Auditor’s Office Conference Room

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