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Posted on: July 14, 2019

Notice of August 6, 2019 Primary Election

Beginning with the August 6, 2019 Primary Election, individuals can register to vote or update their registration information until 8:00 pm on Election Day by appearing in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.

Registration Deadlines: If registering to vote online or by mail - or – if changing your address online or by mail, the Auditor’s Office must receive the information by July 29, 2019, to be eligible to vote in the August 6 Primary Election.  Register to vote or change your address at www.myvote.wa.gov. 

Citizens that miss the July 29 deadline, can still register to vote or change their address but must appear in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham, by 8:00 pm, Election Day.  

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 list of candidates and Fire Protection District 7’s ballot measure, refer to the Whatcom County Auditor’s website to view the online voters’ guide.  Voters’ pamphlets will be mailed to household addresses and available at the Auditor’s Office beginning July 17th.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Open public meetings for the August 6 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 or call (360) 778-5102 for updated information.  

July 17 – Aug. 19    8:00 am – 4:30 pm    Processing of Ballots

July 16                    10:00 am                   Logic & Accuracy Test of the Ballot Counting Equipment

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

Aug. 15                   10:00 am                   Canvassing Board Meeting/Review Challenged Ballots
                                                                  Auditor’s Office Conference Room

Aug. 20                   10:00 am                   Canvassing Board Meeting/Certification of Election
                                                                 Auditor’s Office Conference Room


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