Mail-in voter registration due by Jan. 16 for February election

Published on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Blaine and Birch Bay residents who aren’t registered to vote but want to cast their ballot in the February 14 special election can register online no later than January 16.

Residents can register to vote online here or mail in voter registration forms obtained from any Whatcom County library or the county auditor’s office. Mail-in forms must be postmarked by January 16, while registration forms can be turned into the auditor’s office in person no later than February 6.

The February 14 special will have two items on the ballot for Blaine and Birch Bay residents: a maintenance and operations levy and a $3 million bond initiative, both for the Blaine school district.

The levy, which lasts four years, is the renewal of the existing levy levy, set to expire this year, and accounts for a large chunk of the school district’s funding. The $3 million bond initiative, which needs to pass by 60 percent or more of the vote, will predominantly pay for upgrades to Blaine High School’s science classrooms. Click here to see a PDF fact sheet about the bond initiative.


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