New Washington voters can still register for the primary election.
Ballots have already been mailed for the three primary races: the Bellingham City Council at-large seat, a Bellingham School Board seat and a position on the Blaine City Council. Residents who haven't voted in Washington before can register to vote in these races by appearing in person at the Whatcom County Auditor's Office, Suite 103, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham. The deadline is Monday, July 29.
Ballots must be returned to the Auditor's Office, postmarked or dropped in ballot drop boxes by Tuesday, Aug. 6. The post office recommends mailing your ballot by Monday, Aug. 5, to ensure it is postmarked in time.
Drop boxes open for the primary are in the south courthouse parking lot, 201 Grand Ave., and at the Blaine Public Library, 610 Third St., Blaine.