Who are we and what do we do?
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.
We are a volunteer organization and welcome you to join us.
We provide and work from facts.
We advocate for change.
2018 PRIMARY FORUM
This election season the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is doing something extra. We are sponsoring civic conversations with candidates running in the primary election. Why? We have more than two choices in several positions, with the top two primary winners advancing to the general election. All candidates in local races who apprear on the primary ballot have been invited. Candidates will participate in a moderated forum at time listed below.
DATE: Saturday, July 21, 2018
LOCATION: Bellingham High School – 2020 Cornwall Avenue
SCHEDULE: Doors open at 9 am
9:30 Welcome and review of rules and format
9:45 40th Legislative District Representative, Position 1
11:00 Whatcom County Council At-Large, Position B
12:00 Lunch Break
1:30 Court of Appeals Judge, Division1, District 3, Position 1
2:45 42nd Legislative District Senator
3:30 42nd Legislative District Representative, Position 1
Sandwiches will be available by donation during the noon lunch break. This is also the public’s opportunity to have informal conversations with the candidates. Childcare services for this day can be arranged. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 18 if you need childcare; let us know how many children you are bringing.
Media Sponsor: Bellingham Herald, Recording/Broadcast Support: City of Bellingham, Rebroadcast on BTV 10
Countywide Voter Registration: EVERY VOTE COUNTS
Voter registration table at Juneteenth Celebration
The League of Women Voters is working to increase voter registration and participation. We are focusing the “Every Vote Counts” campaign on underserved populations, seniors and busy young adults. We will have voter registration tables at locations and events throughout the county to help people register, ensure their address is current, answer questions about the voting process and encourage them to vote.
The campaign will continue up to election day with a goal of increasing voter participation in the mid-term elections, (>59%), to the level of the general election (>80%). If you would like more information about the “Every Vote Counts” campaign, please contact Joy Monjure at email@example.com
PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOTS ARE IN THE MAIL
Bellingham, WA, July 13, 2018: Primary Election ballots are being mailed Wednesday, July 18th to Whatcom County registered voters. The Local Voters’ Pamphlet is also in the mail and should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.