County Council District 3 & At-Large Candidates Debate

You may view the recording of the October 23 Candidate forum held at Mt Baker High School here. The forum featured District 3 Candidates Rebecca Boonstra and Tyler Byrd and At-Large Candidates Barry Buchanan and Mary Kay Robinson.  Mt Baker School District Candidates Nancy Workman and Kelly Zender also answered questions at the event. Thanks to Robert Clark and the Center for New Media for recording the forum.

Your Vote Counts for the November 7 General Election

Information from Whatcom County Auditor.  

Ballots were mailed on October 18.  They can be returned in an official ballot drop box up until 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 7th.  Three new drop boxes have been installed: Acme Elementary School, Custer Elementary School, and inside the International Marketplace in Point Roberts. We hope voters will enjoy the convenience of the added locations, Auditor Adelstein said.  Ballots deposited in a drop box do not need postage.  All 18 locations are printed on the insert that will be enclosed with the ballot and are also printed in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

If returning your ballot through the mail, a 49-cent stamp is required and the ballot must have a postmark no later than November 7 to be counted.  The USPS now recommends mailing your ballot one week before Election Day.

If a voter doesn’t receive their ballot by October 27th, they should call the Election Division of the Auditor’s Office at (360) 778-5102.  

For additional information contact:  County Auditor Debbie Adelstein at (360) 778-5105 or Chief Deputy Auditor Diana Bradrick at (360) 778-5130.

 

Election Forums Rebroadcast on BTV Bellingham

Election Forums Rebroadcast on BTV Bellingham

Election forums presented at the Bellingham City Hall will be rebroadcast regularly on BTV until November 6. The program schedule is available here. 

Pro/Con Debate on the Public Safety and Jail Facilities Sales and Use Tax will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, 9:20 am, Friday, 11:00 am and Wednesday, 3:00 pm. 

Candidates for County Council and Bellingham School Board Director positions will be rebroadcast on Thursday, 9:00 am, Friday, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

For Comcast subscribers, BTV is found in standard definition on channel 10 and in high definition on channel 321. 

For Century-Link video service subscribers BTV can be viewed in both standard definition and high definition. 

Jail Diversions: The World of the Possible

We are pleased to share the video of an outstanding program from 2017.

League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County presented an informative program exploring criminal justice solutions that can help reduce incarceration. Judge Cedric Kerns was our featured speaker bringing his experience with therapeutic courts that are in use in his community of Las Vegas.

Watch a video recording of the program here.