General election ballots arrive by mail next week

Whatcom County voters should expect to receive ballots in the mail as early as next week.

Mail-in ballots will be sent out by the county elections office on October 19, the same day in-person early voting booths become accessible to the public.

ballotDrop-off locations in Blaine and Birch Bay include Blaine library, located at 610 3rd Street, and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, located at 4581 Birch Bay, Lynden Road.
Ballots must be deposited by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. Mailed ballots should be post marked by Election Day, not merely dropped off at a mailbox on that day.

The deadline to register online or in-person, or to make any changes to the existing mailing address, was Monday, October 10. However, new voters to Washington state can still register in person until October 31.

For more information, including where to find a replacement ballot and a list of additional drop box locations, visit to learn more.

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