Is There a Better Way to Elect a President? The Electoral College Versus National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Is there a better way to elect a president? The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, in partnership with the ASWCC Impact Club, invites the public to attend an education program about the benefits and drawbacks of the Electoral College and National Popular Vote Interstate Compact at Whatcom Community College on Tuesday, April 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us to learn more about complexities of choosing the electors who actually elect the President. Find out the pros/cons of the Electoral College method and how it might be changed by the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. We will present two short videos and speakers will offer an overview of each topic. The speakers will be joined by other experts to discuss related issues and answer your questions about the Electoral College, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and alternatives.  

The program will be held at the Syre Auditorium (235 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226) and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. We welcome attendees to join us at that time to enjoy hearty appetizers and beverages before the program.

We encourage attendees to complete the pre-event survey:

For more information about this program, contact Cindy Madigan at 360-734-2366 or by email at

Making Connections: LWVBWC to hold "Meet the League" events in Lynden

Members of the community in the Lynden are invited to an informal gathering to learn more about the League and meet other League members in the neighborhood.

The League will be 100 years old in 2020, and we are looking forward to continuing as a strong, principled voice for civic engagement and voter education. Over the next year, we are increasing our efforts to connect with the cities and rural areas outside of Bellingham to support all of Whatcom County’s communities. We want to hear from all of our neighbors - their stories, concerns, and ideas - and learn new ways we can be helpful as we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work as a volunteer community organization.

Join us to share your ideas, meet League members, and offer input on how the League may best support your community.

Jansen Art Center Library
321 Front Street, Lynden
Thursday, April 25
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Contact the League for more information at 360-734-2366 or

2019 Directory of Government Officials Now Available

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is pleased to announce the release of They Represent You, the League’s directory of government officials.

The directory, known as the “TRY,” includes contact information for local, state, and national officials. It also includes contact information for school boards and districts, the Whatcom Conservation District, judges, Port of Bellingham, public utility district, and many more.

The Racial Generation Gap: Implications for Our County and Our Democracy

The Racial Generation Gap: What does it mean for Whatcom County? What does it mean for democracy?

This educational program offered an exploration of the changing demographics our country is experiencing, specifically the opportunities and challenges that face Whatcom County and our League as we address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, as all of us strive to make democracy work. The program video is available thanks to the Center for New Media.