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Whatcom County voter ballots for August 2nd primary election have been mailed

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Whatcom County voter ballots for the August 2nd primary election were mailed Wednesday, July 13th. Any registered voter that has not yet received their ballot should contact the Whatcom County Election Division for a replacement.

Whatcom County residents still needing to register or update their address online or by mail can do so through Monday, July 25th. Anyone that misses the July 25th deadline can still register to vote or update their registration but must do so in person. Voters should expect long lines election week.  

Anyone with a Washington State issued ID can complete voter registration and address updates online at Those without a WA State issued ID, should go online to print a registration form to be mailed in.

Ballots can be returned in an official ballot drop box up until 8pm on Election Day, August 2nd. All 21 official ballot drop box locations are printed on the insert that is enclosed with the ballot, in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet, and posted online at  

If you are returning your ballot by mail, the return envelope must have a postmark no later than Election Day, August 2, for your ballot to be counted. If you are returning your ballot by mail on election day, make sure to check the drop box for its specific last collection time to ensure a timely postmark. The US Postal Service recommends putting your ballot in the mail by July 26th.  

Anyone with registration questions or ballot replacement requests should call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102 or email

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