February 13 special election approaches


Whatcom County residents have until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 to return their February special election ballots. The upcoming election will determine whether the Point Roberts Fire District  receives its levy lid lift, the Point Roberts Park and Recreation District receives it's Levy renewal, and whether the Blaine school district receives its replacement levy and capital bond.

The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office requests that voters who haven’t received their ballots immediately call the election division at 360/778-5102. To register to vote or update voter registration, visit the auditor’s office, in the Whatcom County Courthouse.

As of February 5, the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office had received about 27,160 ballots.

Ballots need to be turned into ballot drop boxes by 8 p.m. February 13. The nearest drop box is at the International Marketplace. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by February 13 and voters should check the last collection time for the mailbox. For more information, visit whatcomcounty.us/elections.

Voters can visit votewa.gov to track the status of their ballot. 

For more information on the three funding decisions that Blaine and Birch Bay voters will be faced with during the election, read here


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