Primary ballots due August 1

If you want your vote to count in the primaries, be sure to return your ballot by Tuesday, August 1.

The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office requires that ballots be postmarked by August 1 and stamped with 49-cent postage. No delivery cost is applied to ballots that are placed in a drop box.

In Blaine, drop boxes are located at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, 4581 Birch Bay-Lynden Road; drop boxes close at 8 p.m. on August 1.

An at-large position on Blaine City Council is on the primary election ballot – incumbent Harry Robinson, Barrie Hull and Alicia Rule are all vying for the position. The top two candidates to finish in the primary will appear on the November 7 general election ballot.

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