Voter Registration FAQ
What do I need in order to register online?
- Your Washington State driver’s license number, ID card number, or the last four digits of your social security number.
- If you don’t have any of the above, you can still register by mail, or in-person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office. Forms are available online, at all branch libraries, and at the Auditor’s Office.
Am I eligible?
- You must be:
- A citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization,
- A legal resident of the State of Washington,
- At least eighteen years old on or before Election Day.
- You may not register to vote if you are:
- Presently denied your civil rights as a result of a felony conviction, or
- Judicially declared mentally incompetent and ineligible to vote.
When can I start voting?
- You must register 30 days prior to the next election by mail in registration. After the 30 day cut-off you can still register to vote in person at the Auditor’s Office up to 15 days prior to the election.
- After registering to vote you will receive verification of registration within 30 days. If you are not notified, contact the Auditor’s Office.
What if I move after I register to vote?
- You can change your address or other information: