Welcome! This page will help you make informed and timely voting decisions. There are links here to everything you should need. Ver esta página en español.
- Register to vote!
- If you moved since the last election, remember to update your address!
- Don’t sweat it if you lose your ballot – you can request a replacement one here!
- Ballot drop boxes are the most reliable way to vote this year – check out this map to find the closest one near you!
- Check out our endorsements page if you need more information about candidates and ballot measures!
- After you vote, make sure your ballot gets counted here!
Election 2020 Timeline
- Now Register to vote or update your address
- October 14th Ballots are mailed to voters.
- October 16ish You will receive your ballot. VOTE EARLY! Vote as soon as possible and return your ballot right away.
- October 26th Register to vote OR update your address online or by mail by this day.
- October 27th Mail your ballot by October 27 to make sure it arrives in time. No stamp needed! Hundreds of ballots in Whatcom County were not counted in this year’s primary because they arrived too late to be counted.
- October 28-November 3 Use a ballot drop box to return your ballots!
- November 3 Election day! Return your ballot using a ballot drop box before 8:00 pm. Register to vote OR update your address in person at the Auditor’s office before 8:00 pm. Local elections in 2019 were so close they were decided by a coin toss. Every vote truly counts!
Tools for Voters
A tool made by voters for voters. Check to see if your ballot was received (and your friends and family, too!) See statewide voter stats.
This is your personal voting portal. You can check to see if your ballot has been received, view an online voter guide, update your address and more.
WA Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)
Track campaign fundraising, donations, and expenditures.
WA Secretary of State Elections Info
Statewide elections info, including online voter registration, initiative and referendum info, past elections info, and more.
Riveters Collective Endorsements
The Riveters Collective (RC) conducts an extensive endorsement process each year for local elections. Our endorsement process selects candidates who will best represent our platform.
A complete list of RC endorsements for the 2020 general election can be found here: https://riveterscollective.org/2020/06/endorsements-2020/
Links will be added as they become available.
Bellingham Tenants Union Endorsements
Candidate endorsements from our local tenant’s rights advocacy group.
Whatcom County Democrats Endorsements
List of candidates who are endorsed by the Whatcom County Democrats in the General Election.
Whatcom County Republicans Endorsements
Information provided by Whatcom County Republicans on candidates they are recommending in the 2020 election.
Washington State Progressive Caucus
Endorsements from a coalition of progressives across Washington state whose mission is to find, support and elect progressive democrats.
Lummi Indian Business Council Endorsements
Candidate endorsements from the Lummi Indian Business Council.
Nooksack Tribal Council Endorsements
Candidates supported by the Nooksack Tribal Council.
The Stranger Endorsements
Candidate and initiative endorsements from The Stranger for State positions.
Progressive Voters Guide (Fuse)
Information provided by Progressive Voters Guide to help people make informed decisions about the races on their ballot.
NARAL Pro-Choice Voter’s Guide
NARAL Washington’s endorses candidates that make reproductive freedom a priority.
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
PP Votes endorses candidates who will further reproductive rights for all.
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
The Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund endorses gun violence prevention champions.
Sierra Club Endorsements
The Sierra Club endorses candidates who they believe will be environmental champions.
Washington Conservation Voters Endorsements
Washington Conservation Voters endorses candidates who they believe will be environmental champions.
Want to help us get great people elected?
RC created the Community Voting Project to encourage voting participation in Whatcom County’s 42nd District. This volunteer-driven project pairs volunteers with 25, 50, 75, or 100 voters in the 42nd for a postcard writing effort, followed by follow up contact with the same group of voters to ensure that ballots get in on time. Want to make a monetary donation? Go here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rcpac2020?
Want to learn more about the Community Voting Project? Go here: https://riveterscollective.org/2020/08/community-voting-project/