Voting: The Heart of Democracy

Join the League and the Bellingham Public Library on April 21 for an educational program, "Voting: The Heart of Democracy." Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Auditor, will discuss voting patterns in local, state, and federal elections; voting integrity in Whatcom County; and how to engage voters. We will also hear from Margaret Morales, Senior Research Associate at Sightline Institute, and the group FairVote Whatcom. Enter through the doors off the green at the back library (210 Central Avenue, Bellingham); doors open at 9:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10 a.m.

Our goal is to make all LWVBWC events and materials accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please inform of any barriers you may encounter, and request modifications or accommodations that will make our activities and information accessible to you. We will do our best to accommodate all needs, but we cannot guarantee that accessibility will be available in every instance."

2018 Directory of Elected Officials Now Available

The 2018 LWVBWC Directory of Elected Officials, They Represent You (TRY), is now available. Find contact information for all your elected representatives, including state and federal elected officials as well as all local officials. The TRY also has information about voter registration deadlines and other resources to find out more about candidates, elections, and organizations.

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.

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.