Check The Northern Light’s Twitter, Facebook pages for election-night updates

Published on Mon, Nov 7, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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In a first both for The Northern Light and me personally, I will attempt to  update The Northern Light’s two social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) live on election night as results come in from the Whatcom County Auditor.

I will start my November 8 evening at the Whatcom County Courthouse, where at least a few candidates are expected to be to hear the first round of results as they are announced. I will then make my way to the various candidate socials in downtown Bellingham.

So far, I’ve only been able to find a list of election night parties for candidates endorsed by the Whatcom County Democrats. You can find that list here.

The only countywide candidates that are listed as planning to be at the above-mentioned parties are:

-Blaine City Council member Alan Black, who is running for a county council position against incumbent Barbara Brenner. Black will be at the Brandywine Kitchen at 1317 Commercial Street in Bellingham.

-Christina Maginnis, who is running for a county council position against incumbent Sam Crawford. Maginnis will also be at the Brandywine Kitchen.

-J. Lynn Walker, who is running for Whatcom County Auditor against current chief deputy auditor Debbie Adelstein. Walker will be at the Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen at 601 Holly Street in Bellingham.

Speaking of Adelstein, she will be hosting her own election-night party at Cafe Akroteri at 1219 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham.

Hopefully I’ll be able to find wireless internet at these various places. If not, updates will come short and sweet from my phone. I should be able to share some photos, too.

According to the county elections website, 34,122 ballots have been returned. That’s 29 percent of the 118,678 total registered voters in Whatcom County. 4,800 have been returned via the new permanent drop sites, like the one outside the Blaine Library.

All ballots must be postmarked by tomorrow or dropped off in a county-approved ballot drop box by 8 p.m. tomorrow.

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