During the August primary election, a man on a rampage (as described by the police) knocked one of our ballot drop boxes off its base.
Last year, the efforts of the Auditor's Office, local colleges and high schools, and civics-oriented organizations in Thurston County brought in over 900 new or updated registrations.
During every election, a portion of the ballots we mail go overseas. But if the United States pulls out of an international treaty, getting those ballots to voters and back to us might become a difficult task. Our entire system of making sure overseas voters receive their ballots depends on an international agreement that most of us have never heard of, the Universal Postal Union (UPU).