Making Democracy Work

ELECTIONS 2014

Candidate Forums on BTV10 - Comcast Channel 10

You can watch our candidate and ballot issue forums via TV and Internet courtesy of the City of Bellingham:

Oct 8 - US Congressional Districts 1 & 2 and WA State Senate Dist 42 Candidate Forum

Sept 27 - Public Utility District No 1 Candidate and Ballot Measure Forum

Or you can watch the Sept 27 forum broadcast on City of Bellingham Channel 10 (Comcast 110) on Thursdays at 11:00 am and Fridays at 10:00 pm.

Radio broadcasts of the forums will also be repeated on Our Voice of the Valley radio station ~ KAVZ 102.5FM on your dial. Thank you KAVZ!

Press Release about LWVBWC's Election Forums

Ballot Measure Information

All registered voters in Washington will have the following measures on their ballot:

  • Initiative Measure No. 594 concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers.
    The League of Women Voters of Washington have taken a position in support of Initiative 594 - More information on this measure
    This measure would apply currently used criminal and public safety background checks by licensed dealers to all firearm sales and transfers, including gun show and online sales, with specific exceptions.

  • Initiative Measure No. 591 concerns firearms.- Summary of Initiative This measure would prohibit government agencies from confiscating guns or other firearms from citizens without due process, or from requiring background checks on firearm recipients unless a uniform national standard is required.

  • Initiative Measure No. 1351 concerns K-12 education. - Summary of Initiative
    This measure would direct the legislature to allocate funds to reduce class sizes and increase staffing support for students in all K-12 grades, with additional class-size reductions and staffing increases in high-poverty schools.

  • Advisory Vote #8 - Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain the elimination of agricultural tax preferences for aspects of the marijuana industry

  • Advisory Vote #9 - Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property.

VOTE411.org - has Candidate Q&A's

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Voter Registration Deadlines & Information

Register to Vote click here if you need to register to vote or make changes to your status.

Primary

  • July 7 Deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates
  • July 18 Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
  • July 28 Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
  • August 5 Primary

General Election

  • October 6 Deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates
  • October 17 Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.​
  • October 27 Deadline for in-person new Washington State voter registration
  • November 4 General Election Read more at Whatcom County Election Information

Election Information

Where can I turn in my ballot?

click here for information on where to return your ballot to.

How can you be involved in the Election process?

They Represent You (TRY)

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