WHATCOM ­— Just a reminder: If you’re using the mail to return your general election ballot, check with your post office on the cutoff for mailing your ballot and having it received in the County Auditor’s office.

Voters should be sure of the last collection time posted on the mailbox if waiting until election day to mail their ballot, says County Auditor Debbie Adelstein. Ballots deposited after the last collection time on Nov. 5 will not have a valid postmark and cannot be counted.

If you haven’t received your ballot yet, contact the Auditor’s Office immediately at 360-778-5102.

You can register to vote or update your information at the Auditor’s Office until 8 p.m. election day, Nov. 5.

Ballots can be returned in an official ballot drop box up to 8 p.m. on election day as well. Drop box locations are listed on the insert enclosed with a ballot, in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet and on the Auditor’s website at www.whatcomcounty.us/auditor.

The Lynden ballot drop box is in the 300 block of Liberty Street next to the Lynden Library.

Remember, if returning your ballot by mail, a stamp is not required, Adelstein notes. The state pays for ballot delivery by mail. However, a valid postmark no later than Nov. 5 is required.

For more information, contact Adelstein at 360-778-5105.