Voter's Toolbox

Directory of Government Officials:
They Represent You (TRY)

TRY is a comprehensive document containing contact information for government officials serving the citizens of Whatcom County at the municipal, county, state, and national level including city and county councils, state and national legislators, local school boards, courts and other public agencies.  

Your elected officials cannot represent you if they do not know what matters to you.  This directory will help you contact your representatives so you can tell them what you care about. You can also link directly to find your congressional and state legislative district or your county district and voting precinct

A lighthearted demonstration on how to vote and the importance of voting in Washington State! Brought to you by League of Women Voters of WA Education Fund. Special thanks to actors & media crew Dilang Duir and Juan Carlos Ruiz Duran. Filmed & Edited by Jenna Mason Media LLC. .

Election Information & Results

Find up-to-date state election results at the Washington Secretary of State Elections & Voting site. You can find who filed for office, how to file for office, what initiatives have been filed, statewide election results and voter turnout information.  The State’s elections calendar reflects dates as prescribed by statute. Effective deadlines may differ due to county of state office business hours. 

The Whatcom County Auditor offers local election information, including election results and turnout information. The local auditor’s office is located at 311 Grand Ave., #103, Bellingham, WA 98225. Their phone number is 360-676-6740.

Michelle, Sue, Wendy and Jean - a few of the many volunteers registering voters at high school and college campuses

Michelle, Sue, Wendy and Jean - a few of the many volunteers registering voters at high school and college campuses

Voter Registration

For complete information on voter registration and elections, visit The Washington Secretary of State – Elections & Voting 

Washington State encourages every eligible person to register to vote and participate fully in all elections. In order to vote in Washington State you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States

  • A legal resident of Washington State

  • At least 18 years old by Election Day

  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order; and not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction. (If you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, your right to vote is restored as long as you are not under the authority (in prison or on community custody) of the Department of Corrections (DOC). Once your right is restored, you must re-register to vote in order to receive a ballot.)

  • Most felons are eligible to vote once they are released from jail. You can check your status with the ACLU’s Can I Vote online assessment.

Check your Voting Status at VoteWA

You can check your voting status, update your voter registration, review your voting history, find your elected officials, review the state voter’s guide, and find drop box and voting center locations here. Simply enter your name and date of birth. If you are not registered to vote in Washington, the you may do so on the website with a WA State ID.

How to Pick a Candidate

This guide is produced by the League of Women Voters to help you decide who to vote for.  The League is non-partisan and does not endorse or support candidates.  Download or print the guide here.  

Candidate Information

Find out who is running for office in your district and what they think about issues that matter to you - Vote 411. Vote 411 is supported by the League of Women Voters ® Education Fund. 

Additional Voter Resources

Voting for Judges is a nonpartisan, impartial source of information about judicial elections in Washington. The site covers all judicial elections throughout the state. 

Washington Public Disclosure Commission provides information about who is funding candidates in local and state races.