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Voting in Whatcom County, Washington in 2020

Have you registered to vote in the state of Washington? Do you need to update your voter registration? With a Washington State Driver’s License or State Identification card, it is quick and simple at VoteWA.gov. VoteWA allows you to register to vote, update your voter registration, view voters’ guides, check the status of your voter registration and get election results. If you do not have a driver’s license or state ID, please register using your Social Security number and a paper registration form.

If you prefer to register by mail, pick up a Washington State Voter Registration Form at the county auditor’s office or download one here https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/print-voter-registration-forms.aspx and mail it to the county elections office at:
 

Whatcom County Elections 
P.O. Box 398 
Bellingham, WA 98227-0398

You may also drop off your registration form at the Elections Division of the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office located in the Whatcom County Building located at 311 Grand Ave in Bellingham.

To register to vote, you must have lived at your current address thirty days before the next election and be:

• A citizen of the United States;
• A legal resident of Washington State;
• At least 18 years old, or at least sixteen years old and will vote only after turning eighteen;
• Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections; and
• Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.

For more information on eligibility to be a voter, visit the Secretary of State website at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/.

If you need additional voter registration information or assistance, contact the county auditor at 360-778-5102 or http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/auditor/index.jsp. If the state’s Department of Motor Vehicle offices are temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and you are unable to obtain or update a driver’s license, please contact the Whatcom County Election Division at the address provided above or by telephone for registration information.

When you receive your ballot in the mail, vote and return it by either placing it in one of the 18 drop boxes in Whatcom County or mailing it. For a list of the locations of the drop boxes, visit the Elections Division website at elections@co.whatcom.wa.us or call that office at 360-778-5102. Ballots mailed through the United States Postal Service require no postage and must be postmarked no later than Election day to be counted.

If you are registered and have not received your ballot within one week after the ballots are mailed on October 14, 2020, contact the Whatcom County Auditor immediately for further assistance. To ensure that your vote is counted, remember to sign the envelope in which your ballot is placed. To confirm that your ballot has been received and counted, go to VoteWA.gov or contact the Whatcom County Elections Division to check on the status of your ballot.