Whatcom Votes is a campaign to register, educate, and engage residents to vote for our environment, public health, and economy this November.

You want clean water. You want clean air. You want safe communities. So do we. Vote your values in the next County Council, Port of Bellingham, and Bellingham City Council races to represent what you care about.

  • Keeping your drinking water clean
  • Providing your children with quality education
  • Preserving your parks and green spaces
  • Protecting your beaches, rivers, and lakes
  • Ensuring enough water for your grandchildren
  • Preserving your farmland and forests
  • Providing your community with renewable energy jobs, and more!

Upcoming events & forums

The forums on October 14th, October 16th, and October 21st will be broadcast live in BTV 10 and repeated until the November 7th election. Get more information about the forums from the Blue Green Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County and League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County.

Whatcom Votes! Doorbell Day 
Saturday, August 26th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, RE Sources, 2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)
Join our Whatcom Votes! campaign for a non-partisan Doorbell Day to educate voters about important issues in the November election. RSVP on Facebook.

Port of Bellingham Forum
Wednesday, October 11th, Time TBA, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave (map)

Local Ballot Issues Forum
Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Muni Court Building, 2014 C St, Bellingham (map)

Whatcom County Council Forum (Districts 1, 2, & At-Large)
Monday, October 16, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Muni Court Building, 2014 C St, Bellingham (map)

Port of Bellingham (Districts 1, 2) & Bellingham City Council Forum
Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Muni Court Building , 2014 C St, Bellingham (map)

Whatcom County Council Forum
Monday, October 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Location TBA

Join our Whatcom Votes campaign

1. Share. 
Help your friends and family register to vote by October 9th at myvote.wa.govDon't forget to use the hashtag #yourvoiceyourfuture!

2. Engage. 
Volunteer for our Whatcom Votes campaign. Email GOTV@re-sources.org or call (360) 733-8307 ext. 223.

3. Support. 
Help fund Whatcom Votes, and stay up to date by signing up for our newsletters.

Whatcom votes in 5 new County Council districts for the first time in November. 

Under the county council's new district-only voting, we vote for two at-large seats, and for one council member that represents our district.*

Four Whatcom County Council seats are up for election this November:
                      • District 1: Central and South Bellingham
                      • District 2: North Bellingham
                      • District 3: Deming, Kendall, Acme, Sudden Valley, Lk Whatcom, Lk Samish, Chuckanut
                      • At Large (Position A): All Whatcom voters
*Note: Port of Bellingham Commission uses different districts than the county council districts. See their map.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, RE Sources does not directly or indirectly influence any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.