The Whatcom County Canvassing Board has directed the election staff of the County Auditor’s Office to commence the hand recount of the City of Sumas Council Position 3 and the City of Ferndale Council Position 4. The recount will be conducted in the County Auditor’s Election Center in the basement of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2. The City of Sumas recount will be completed first, followed by the City of Ferndale recount.
The hand recount is an open public meeting and interested persons are welcome to attend.
The results will be certified by the Whatcom County Canvassing Board at the conclusion of the recount, and the Canvassing Board meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4 in the Election Center. In the event there is a tie in the race, the outcome will be determined by a coin toss.