Bellingham, WA, November 27, 2018:  The Whatcom County Canvassing Board has directed the election staff of the County Auditor’s Office to commence the hand recount of the 42nd Legislative District Senate and House races at 8:00 am, Thursday, November 29, 2018.  The recount will be conducted in Conference Room 513, on the fifth floor of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham.  The hand recount is an open public meeting and interested persons are welcome to attend.

An organizational meeting will be held to advise interested persons/observers on recount procedures on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 10:00 am, in the County Council Chambers on the first floor of the County Courthouse.

The results will be certified by the Whatcom County Canvassing Board at the conclusion of the recount.  The date and time of the certification will be posted to the Auditor’s website at

For additional information contact:  County Auditor Debbie Adelstein at (360) 778-5105 or Chief Deputy Auditor Diana Bradrick at (360) 778-5130.

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