Whatcom County registered voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 2 to drop off their ballots in a ballot drop box, such as the one pictured at North Whatcom Fire and Rescue’s station on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Ballot drop boxes are also located at Blaine Library and Custer Elementary School. People may vote by mail as long as their ballot is postmarked no later than Election Day – the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office encourages people to check the drop box’s last collection time. Voters can check if the auditor’s office received their ballots by visiting votewa.gov. Registering to vote and updating registration can be done at the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue. Over 17,300 Whatcom County ballots were turned in as of July 25.