Preparing to vote

Published on Wed, Nov 9, 2011
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Whatcom County Auditor Shirley Forslof demonstrates how to mark a ballot during a presentation Friday, November 4, at the Good Samaritan Stafholt center in Blaine.

Forslof, who will retire at the end of 2011, was invited to speak to residents at the center about how to vote in this week’s election. In Forslof’s 24 years as county auditor, she has seen the number of registered voters in the county nearly double to 118,000, and voting technology progress from mechanical lever voting machines to the optically scanned paper ballots used today. Photo by Carissa Wright.