County auditor Debbie Adelstein reminds voters that primary election ballots must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, August 4. The post office encourages mailing your ballot by Monday, August 3 for it to arrive on time. By law, ballots that are postmarked after August 4, Election Day, cannot be counted.
Ballots deposited in an official ballot drop box don’t need postage. Adelstein reminds voters to deposit ballots before 8 p.m. on election day, when the ballot drop boxes will be locked. For a list of ballot drop box locations that are open for the primary, read the insert enclosed with your ballot, the Local Voters’ Pamphlet, or online at whatcomcounty.us/auditor. Local drop boxes can be found at the Blaine Library or the NWFR station on Birch Bay-Lynden Road.
If you haven’t received your ballot, contact the election division at the auditor’s office immediately at 360/778-5102. Relay calls gladly accepted.
For additional information, contact chief deputy auditor Diana Bradrick at 360/778-5130.