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NEWS RELEASE

September 24, 2007 - Close of Registration

Contact: Shirley Forslof, Whatcom County Auditor (360) 676-6744

Debbie Adelstein, Chief Deputy Auditor (360) 676-6740, ext. #50065

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2007, IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR SUBMIT A CHANGE OF ADDRESS BY MAIL FOR THE NOVEMBER 6, 2007 GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION


Shirley Forslof, Whatcom County Auditor, reminds citizens that Saturday, October 6, 2007 is the last day to register to vote or submit a change of address by mail for the November 6, 2007 General and Special Election.


If registered voters within Whatcom County have moved, a phone call to 676-6742 by Friday, October 5, will transfer their voter registration to their new address for the November 6 General and Special Election.


Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than October 6, 2007 in order to register by mail for the General and Special Election on November 6, 2007. The following locations that have Mail-in Voter Registration and Transfer forms are open on Saturday, October 6:

  • Bellingham Central and Fairhaven Library Whatcom County Library System
  • State Drivers License Agency Select U.S. Post Offices
  • Vehicle & Vessel Licensing Subagents Major Grocery Stores

You may also register to vote, check to see if you are registered, or update your voter registration information by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/


If you are a United States citizen and are registering to vote for the first time in the State of Washington, you will need to do so in person no later than Monday, October 22, 2007, in order to vote in the November 6, 2007 General Election. The special in-person registration will be held from Monday, October 8, 2007 through Monday, October 22, 2007, during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at the Whatcom County Auditor's Office, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 103, Bellingham, WA.


The Election Staff in the Auditor’s Office is available to help with voter registration, voting aids, instructions on accurately marking the ballot, and any other voter assistance.

 

NEWS RELEASE

September 25, 2007 - Blaine City Council Ballot

This is to clarify recent articles in the media regarding the election for Blaine City Council members. John Liebert will remain on the Blaine City Ballot on the advice of the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney and the Secretary of State’s Office. They agree that without a court order in hand, the Auditor should not remove John Liebert’s name from the ballot.

This decision allows for a court challenge to the election of Mr. Liebert after the election and a remedy for removal if he is found not eligible to hold office. Whereas if his name was removed from the ballot and he was later found to be eligible, then no remedy would exist.