News Releases, Media Advisories, and Legal Notices
Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor
tcauditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5224
711 Washington Relay 


State Auditor’s Office Completes Clean Audit of Thurston County
OLYMPIA – The State Auditor's Office completed the last portion of their annual review of Thurston County's finances. State auditors found the county compliant with federal grant requirements. 

State auditors examined reporting for Thurston County Public Health's Community Development Block grant (CDBG).  State auditors also reviewed the Child Support Enforcement Grant in the Clerk's and Prosecuting Attorney's Office earlier this year. Normally grant auditing is completed at the same time as financial and accountability auditing. But the public health crisis delayed the audit of the CDBG grant. 

Earlier this year, Thurston County received a clean audit from the State Auditor's Office for the fifth straight year after the financial and accountability portion of their audit. 
 
"Grant compliance is a vital part of our accountability culture here in Thurston County," said county Auditor Mary Hall. The Thurston County Auditor's Office employs a grant specialist as a resource for all county offices and departments. "We've made a concerted effort to make sure agencies across the counties have the knowledge and resources to comply with grant requirements. Grants are a vital source of funding, but oftentimes have different compliance standards." 

You can find a copy of the State Auditor's reports here:  


More information on the financial state of Thurston County is found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report published by the Thurston County Auditor's Financial Services division.  
 
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Contact:

​Mary Hall 
tcauditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay 


Thurston County Election Officials To Hold Town Hall to Answer Election Questions
OLYMPIA – Do you have questions about the current election or ballot security? 

Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall and Thurston County Elections Manager Tillie Naputi-Pullar will hold a town hall on Monday, October 26 to answer your questions. Residents are encourage to participate and submit their questions during this hour-long informational session. 

Attendees can submit their questions during the event using chat, or email them beforehand to TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us Email questions will be answered first.  

Who:  

Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor 
Tillie Naputi-Pullar, Thurston County Elections Manager 

 

What:  

Election 2020 Town Hall 

 

Where:  

Zoom 
To sign in, go to: https://zoom.us/j/92562828937?pwd=L0ZoSXFqUkR0RnlraGY0R21Cd1Nrdz09 
 

When:  

Monday, October 26 
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

 
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408  

711 Washington Relay



How to vote safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Thurston County
OLYMPIA – With the increase of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, the Thurston County Auditor's Office advises voters to take steps to vote safely and prevent the spread of the disease.

On September 19, 2020, our transmission rate was 30.8 cases per 100,000 people over 14 days. As of October 18, 2020, COVID-19 transmission rates in Thurston County have increased in the moderate transmission range to 72.8 cases per 100,000 people over 14 days and our rate continues to climb. We may see our transmission rates cross into the high activity level in our county soon.

Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek stated, "Voting in an election is important for all residents to participate in. Using a ballot drop box or mailing in your ballot does not present a risk of spreading COVID-19. If you need additional voter services to facilitate voting, the drive-thru voting center at South Puget Sound Community College is a safe option."

"We're taking every precaution to keep our voters safe," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. "Voters can take their steps to protect their health and participate in democracy."

Voters can take the following steps:

  • Voters returning ballots should use one of the 29 ballot boxes across Thurston County. A full list of boxes can be found here.
  • Voters who need a replacement ballot should contact Thurston County Elections by phone (360.786.5408) or email (elections@co.thurston.wa.us) to have one mailed to them.

  • Visit the Drive-Thru Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus for replacement ballots or voter registration. More information here.
  • Please stay tuned for updates. Check in regularly at ThurstonVotes.org or subscribe at Facebook.com/TCAuditor or Twitter.com/TCAuditor.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 19, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor 
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5408 

711 Washington Relay 



Voter Registration Deadlines for the November 3 General Election
Citizens encouraged to register to vote or update their voter registration.

OLYMPIA – Below are the voter registration deadlines for the November 3 General Election: 

Monday, October 26, 2020: 

  • Last day for remote registrations and updates to existing registrations online at VoteWA.gov, by mail, or at voter registration drives, etc.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020: 

  • Updates or new registrations after Monday, October 26 must be made in person by 8 p.m. on November 3, Election Day using the Thurston County Drive-Through Voter Services at South Puget Sound Community College's (SPSCC) Mottman Campus.  
Where to Register or Update Voter Registration: 

To help keep our voters safe during the pandemic, The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division will be opening their Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College's (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the November General election. The address is 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512. For more information and to see a map of drive-through voter services, visit ThurstonVotes.org.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Contact:

Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor 
360.786.5408   
711 Washington Relay



Thurston County Auditor’s Office Offering Drive-Thru Voter Services at South Puget Sound Community College in response to Pandemic
OLYMPIA – Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot and vote without leaving their car.  The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division opened their Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College’s (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the November 3 General Election. The address is 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512.  

There will be no voter services available at the Thurston County Courthouse due to the inability to physical distance necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.    

Voters who require an accessible voting unit will be directed to enter the Accessible Voting Center in Building 26 at SPSCC.   

The drive through Voting Center at SPSCC will be open: 
  • Monday through Friday, October 14 through October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; 
  • Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 
  • Monday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Voting Center at SPSCC will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Voters must be in line at the voting center by 8:00 p.m. on election day in order to vote.   For more information on the Voting Center at SPSCC, go to ThurstonVotes.org or call elections at 360.786.5408.

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Notice of the November 3, 2020 General Election
​A ballot will be mailed to all Thurston County voters with a current mailing address.

Registration Deadlines:
  • Monday, October 26, 2020: Deadline to register to vote, transfer to a new address or update current registration by mail or online.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020: Deadline to register to vote, transfer to a new address or update current registration. Must be done in person at a County Auditor's Office or Voting Center in Washington State.
Logic and Accuracy Test:
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 9:00 am at the Ballot Processing Center. This test is open to the public and demonstrates the accuracy of tabulation equipment.
Where to register, obtain a ballot and ask for more information:
  • Online: ThurstonVotes.org
  • Phone: 360.786.5408
  • In Person: Drive-Through Voter Services at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus at 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, enter off Crosby Blvd. Available October 14 - October 30, M - F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, October 31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, November 2, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and November 3, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Voter Registration Forms: Available online or Thurston County Drive-Through Voter Services at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus, all Thurston County Timberland Libraries, city/town halls, schools, fire stations, and licensing agencies.

Accessible Voting Assistance is available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office Drive-Through Voter Services at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus at 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, enter off Crosby Blvd. (October 14 - October 30, M - F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, October 31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, November 2, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and November 3, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm) or call to arrange an appointment.

Student Engagement Hub at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505, Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) building in the Gymnasium.  Hours: October 31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, November 2, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and November 3, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Meetings to canvass ballots and finalize the election are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Thurston County Ballot Processing Center on Wednesday, November 10 at 12:30 pm, Friday, November 20 at 3:30 pm and Tuesday, November 24 at 1:00 pm. Meetings may be convened remotely if warranted, contact office for more information.

Ballot Processing Center: 2905 29th Ave SW Ste E, Tumwater, WA 98512

Disabilities: Citizens with disabilities requiring special accommodation should contact Tillie Naputi-Pullar, 360.786.5408 or Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing:  711 Washington Relay.

Dated this 14th day of October 2020
Mary Hall
Thurston County Auditor



Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor 
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5408  

711 Washington Relay 


Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the November 3, 2020 General Election
Drive-Thru Voter Services will also be available at South Puget Sound Community College

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division mailed more than 187,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the November 3 General Election.  

Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot but hasn't by Friday, October 20 should contact the Auditor's Office at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us. Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, September 18. The Auditor's Office opened 29 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of locations and addresses is included in the mailed ballot materials and online at ThurstonVotes.org.  

"Vote early, when you receive your ballot and use an elections drop box. The safest and most direct way to return your ballot is in a drop box," said Auditor Mary Hall. If you mail your ballot it must be postmarked by November 3. Voters are advised to check mailboxes for pickup times to make sure their ballots will be postmarked by Election Day. No stamp is needed to mail your ballot. If you miss your mail pickup time, ballot drop boxes are open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day). 
 
Starting October 14, Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot, and drop off ballots at the Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College's (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the November General Election.  The address is 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512.  
 
The Drive Thru Voter Services and Voting Center at SPSCC will be open:  
  • M – F, October 14 through October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;  
  • Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;  
  • Monday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Voting Center at SPSCC will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Any voter in line at the voting center at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day will be allowed to vote.  
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor 
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5224             
711 Washington Relay

The County Auditor’s Licensing and Recording Departments will Close on Monday, October 12 for Training
Elections will remain open on October 12, all divisions open on October 13

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office's Licensing and Recording divisions will close to the public on Monday, October 12 for staff training. The Elections division will remain open. 

All offices will be open with normal business hours on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 a.m. 

"That Monday banks are closed and it's our slowest day of the year. We use this opportunity to close on a day with minimal customer impact to focus on staff training," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor.  
 
Licensing customers with immediate needs can visit one of the eight local subagents located throughout Thurston County. A complete subagent listing and their hours of operation, can be found on our website.
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 18, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
elections@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay
 



Ballots Mailed to Military and Overseas Voters for the November 3 General Election
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division has mailed over 8,000 General Election ballots to military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County. Ballot envelopes must be signed and dated by Election Day or received via email or fax by 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Night, November 3, 2020. 

For voters not in the military or overseas, ballots will be mailed October 8.  

Races on the ballot include candidates for Federal Partisan Offices, Statewide Offices, County Commissioners Districts 1 and 2, Public Utility District Commissioner District 3, and State Supreme and County Superior Court Judges. Measures on the ballot include Referendum Measure No. 90; Advisory Votes No. 32, 33, 34, & 35; Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution No. 8212; and Lacey Fire Protection District 3 Proposition No. 1 Levy Lid Lift.   

Military and overseas voters who have not received a ballot by Monday, October 19 should contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us for a replacement ballot. 
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 4, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay


Thurston County Auditor Releases Voter Registration Challenge Decision



OLYMPIA — Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall upheld a challenge to the voter registration of C Davis. 

Under state law, the challenged voter has the opportunity to update his address or appeal the decision to Superior Court. 

The Auditor's authority in this voter registration challenge is limited to only whether a voter resides at the location listed on the voter registration card.  "My decision only relates to his voter registration address and does not extend any further," Hall said. "It's important all voters register with the actual address where they reside so they receive the correct precinct ballot." 

Hall presided over an administrative hearing to consider the voter registration challenge on Thursday, August 27, 2020. 

The decision, along with other documents regarding this challenge, are posted here: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/elections-challenges.aspx 

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay

 



Revised: Thurston County Auditor’s Office Considers Voter Registration Challenge

OLYMPIA  The Thurston County Auditor's Office will hold an administrative hearing to consider a voter registration challenge on Thursday, August 27 at 3 p.m. 

 

This hearing will occur remotely at this link: 

https://zoom.us/j/96523714475?pwd=K1lxcTA0TldmNEtEWmxib2txMmhRZz09 

 

Documents regarding this challenge are available here: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/elections-challenges.aspx 

 

If you are unable to attend remotely, please contact tcauditor@co.thurston.wa.us for accommodation. 

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Notice of Voter Registration Challenge Hearing

Thurston County Auditor's Office
Notice of Voter Registration Challenge Hearing

Voter registration challenge, Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Thurston County Auditor's Office will hold an administrative hearing to consider a voter registration challenge at County Courthouse & via Zoom:

Where:
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hurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Bldg 1 Rm 280
Olympia, WA 98502

For remote viewing, use this link:  
https://zoom.us/j/96523714475?pwd=K1lxcTA0TldmNEtEWmxib2txMmhRZz09

When:               
3:00pm

Documents regarding this challenge are available here: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/elections-challenges.aspx


Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5408  
711 Washington Relay



Thurston County Certifies Primary Election
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Canvassing Board has certified the August 42020 Primary Election.  
 
Final election results can be found at ThurstonVotes.org.
 
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay

 



Auditor's Office Seeks Citizens to Serve on "Against" Committee for ballot measure in the November General Election
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office seeks "against" committee members for the November General Election.

"Against" committee members are needed for:
  • Proposition No. 1, Lacey Fire District No. 3, Maintenance and Operations Levy Lid Lift
Committee members provide written arguments against a ballot measure that will appear in the Local Voters' Pamphlet.

Committee member names must be submitted to the Auditor's Office by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11 via email to pamphlet@co.thurston.wa.us or by calling 360.786.5408 to arrange dropping off forms. To learn what you must submit as a committee member, see page 8 of the Administrative Rules for jurisdictions found under Candidates and Jurisdictions on our website at ThurstonVotes.org.  A copy of the resolution for the November election can be found here.
 
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 3, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay

August 4 Deadline to Submit Resolutions for the November General Election
OLYMPIA – The resolution deadline for the November General Election is August 4 at 4:30 p.m. Any jurisdiction intending to file a resolution with the Thurston County Auditor's Office should contact the Elections Division as soon as possible. Jurisdictions are encouraged to file resolutions by email to elections@co.thurston.wa.us. If you need to submit a resolution, you may visit the drive through voter services at SPSCC. For location information, go here.

The administrative rules for jurisdictions can be found at ThurstonVotes.org.

Questions? Contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Contact:

​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay


Auditor's Office Open Saturday and Drive-Through Voter Assistance at SPSCC
17.53% of Thurston County ballots have been returned in the Aug 4, 2020 Primary Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office reminds voters the deadline to return ballots for the Primary Election is Tuesday, August 4.  If you've not received a ballot or you've misplaced your ballot, you can request a replacement.
  • Email elections@co.thurston.wa.us
  • Call the Auditor's elections division at 360.786.5408
  • Download a ballot at VoteWA.gov
  • Visit the Drive-Through Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College – Mottman Campus
 Return envelopes must be postmarked by Tuesday, August 4, or deposited into one of 29 ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Drop box locations are listed at ThurstonVotes.org, in the voters' pamphlet, and in the ballot packet. Voters who mail their ballot should check mailbox pickup times to make sure the ballot will receive an Election Day postmark. No stamp is necessary.

 The Thurston County Auditor's Office at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus is a designated voting center during business hours. 
  • Through July 31, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 3, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Tuesday, August 4, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Voters may register to vote, update their current registration, obtain a ballot, or use a voting assistance device at the Voting Center. The Auditor's Office Elections Division is currently located at South Puget Sound Community College's Mottman Campus. Voters should enter the campus from Crosby Boulevard and follow signs for Voter Services.
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 20, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us

360.786.5408   
711 Washington Relay



Voter Registration Deadlines for the August 4 Primary Election
Citizens encouraged to register to vote or update their voter registration


OLYMPIA – Below are the voter registration deadlines for the August 4 Primary Election:

Monday, July 27, 2020:

  • Last day for remote registrations and updates to existing registrations online at VoteWA.gov, by mail, or at voter registration drives, etc.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020:
  • Updates or new registrations received by an election official after Monday, July 27 can be done in person until 8 p.m. on August 4 Primary Election Day using the Thurston County Drive-Through Voter Services or Walk In Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College's (SPSCC) Mottman Campus.
Where to Register or Update Voter Registration:

 To help keep our voters safe during the pandemic, The Thurston County Auditor's Office Elections Division will be hosting their Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College's (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the August primary and November general elections. Residents can receive voter services after entering the campus at Crosby Loop SW and Crosby Boulevard SW. 

 
For more information and to see a map of drive-through voter services, visit ThurstonVotes.org.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us

360.786.5408    
711 Washington Relay



Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election
Drive-Through Voter Services During Pandemic at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division mailed more than 187,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the August 4 Primary Election. 

Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot but hasn't by Wednesday, July 22 should contact the Auditor's Office at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us. Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, June 19. The Auditor's Office opened 29 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of locations and addresses is included in the mailed ballot materials and online at ThurstonVotes.org.

Ballots must be postmarked by August 4. Voters are advised to check mailboxes for pickup times to make sure their ballots will be postmarked by Election Day. No stamp is needed to mail your ballot. If you miss your mail pickup time, ballot drop boxes are open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 (Election Day).

Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot, and vote at the Drive-Through Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College's (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the August primary and November general elections. For more details and to see a map, visit ThurstonVotes.org.

The Drive-Through Voting Center at SPSCC will be open:

  • July 15 through July 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
  • Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and
  • Monday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • On Election Day, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the Voting Center at SPSCC will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Any voter in line at the voting center at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day will be allowed to vote.
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Notice of the August 4, 2020 Primary Election

A ballot will be mailed to all Thurston County voters with a current mailing address.

Participating Jurisdictions:

        Federal Offices: U.S. Representative Dist. No. 3, 10; State Offices: Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Public Lands, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner; State Legislative Offices: Senator, Dist. No. 2, 20, 22; Representative Pos. No. 1 & 2, Dist. No. 2, 20, 22, 35; County Offices: Commissioner Pos. No. 1 & 2, Superior Court Pos. No. 8; County Propositions: Centralia School District No. 401-L (Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy), Fire Protection District No. 6 (East Olympia) Levy Lid Lift; Democratic Precinct Committee Officer Pct. 47, 94, 116, 161, 204, 210, 211, 215, 219, 221, 224, 229, 230, 237, 244, 246, 249, 250, 303, 321, 413, 424; and Republican Precinct Committee Officer Pct. 45, 59, 115, 116, 121, 248, 259, 341

Registration Deadlines:

  • Monday, July 27, 2020: Deadline to register to vote, transfer to a new address or update current registration by mail or online.
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020: Deadline to register to vote, transfer to a new address or update current registration. Must be done in person at a County Auditor's Office or Voting Center in Washington State.

Logic and Accuracy Test:

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Ballot Processing Center. This test is open to the public and demonstrates the accuracy of tabulation equipment.

Where to register, obtain a ballot and ask for more information:

  • Online: ThurstonVotes.org
  • Phone: 360.786.5408
  • In Person: Drive-Through Voting Services at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus at 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, enter off Crosby Blvd.

Voter Registration Forms: Available online or Thurston County Drive-Through Voting Services at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus, all Thurston County Timberland Libraries, city/town halls, schools, fire stations, and licensing agencies.

Accessible Voting Assistance is available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office Drive-Through Voting Services (July 15 - July 31, M - F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, August 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, August 3, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and August 4, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm) or call to arrange an appointment.

Meetings to canvass ballots and finalize the election are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Thurston County Ballot Processing Center on Wednesday, Aug 12 at 2:00 pm, Friday, Aug 14 at 3:30 pm and at the Thurston County Auditor's Office on Tuesday, Aug 18 at 1:00 pm.

Ballot Processing Center: 2905 29th Ave SW Ste E, Tumwater, WA 98512

Disabilities: Citizens with disabilities requiring special accommodation should contact Tillie Naputi-Pullar, 360.786.5408 or Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing:  711 Washington Relay.

Dated this 14th day of July, 2020
Mary Hall
Thurston County Auditor


Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 13, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
tcauditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5224 
711 Washington Relay



Thurston County Receives Fifth Straight Clean Audit
OLYMPIA – Thurston County received a clean audit from the State Auditor's Office for the fifth straight year. 

"Clean audits are a credit to our sound policies and meticulous and talented staff," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. The county auditor's office overseas financial services for all of county government. "Clean audits should be a regular occurrence for Thurston County," she said. 

The State Auditor's Office took a particular look at some parts of county operations, including practices in payroll and accounts payable, use of restricted funds and procedures in district court and the jail. 

An audit team from the State Auditor's office worked with the Thurston County Auditor's Financial Services Division for the last two months to complete financial and accountability audits. Staff from the Board of County Commissioners', Treasurer's and Assessor's offices and other county departments also helped with the audit. 

This year's audit was also conducted while county offices were closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Because we were closed, the entire audit was conducted remotely," Hall said. "County staff worked hard to be accessible and responsive. We also gave them credentials for read only access to our financial system." 

"We appreciate the county being flexible with their time and finding unique ways to communicate with us," read a portion of the exit conference memo from the State Auditor's Office. "County staff did a great job complying with last minute requests and doing so in a timely manner..." 

State auditors will return later this year to audit a grant in the Public Health and Social Services department. That audit was delayed because of the public health crisis. 

You can find a copy of the State Auditor's reports here: 
More information on the financial state of Thurston County is found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report published by the Thurston County Auditor's Financial Services division. 

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
elections@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408  
711 Washington Relay

Thurston County Auditor's Office Offering Drive Through Voter Services During Pandemic at South Puget Sound Community College
There will be no voting services available at the Thurston County Courthouse

OLYMPIA – Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot and vote without leaving their car. 

The Thurston County Auditor's Office Elections Division will be hosting their Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College's (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the August primary and November general elections. 

"We shifted to a drive-up model to protect employee and public health during the coronavirus pandemic," said Auditor Mary Hall. There will be no voting services available at the Thurston County Courthouse to allow for physical distancing necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Residents can receive voter services after entering the campus at Crosby Loop SW and Crosby Boulevard SW. 

Voters who require an accessible voting unit will be directed to enter the Voting Center at SPSCC. 

The Voting Center at SPSCC will be open:
  • July 15 through July 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m;
  • Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and
  • Monday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • On Election Day, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the Voting Center at SPSCC will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any voter in line at the voting center at 8:00 p.m. on election day will be allowed to vote.

For more information on the Voting Center at SPSCC, go to ThurstonVotes.org or call elections at 360.786.5408.
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 6, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



August 4, 2020 Primary Election Voters’ Pamphlets Mailed
Voters can learn about candidates and a local ballot measures in the primary local voters’ pamphlet

OLYMPIA – Beginning Wednesday, July 8th, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will mail voters’ pamphlets for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election to all households in Thurston County. 

The two candidates who receive the most votes in each race during the Primary Election will advance to the November General Election.

Ballots will be mailed on July 15.

For more information, visit: www.thurstonvotes.org

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 19, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
elections@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



Ballots Mailed to Military and Overseas Voters for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division has mailed over 7,453 Primary Election ballots to military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County. Ballot envelopes must be signed and dated by Election Day or received via email or fax by 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Night, August 4, 2020.

For voters not in the military or overseas, ballots will be mailed July 15.

Races on the ballot include candidates for Federal Partisan Offices, Statewide Offices, County Commissioners District No. 1 and District 2, and Superior Court Judge. Measures on the ballot include Centralia School District and Thurston County Fire Protection District No. 6 (East Olympia).

Military and overseas voters who have not received a ballot by Monday, July 27 should contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us for a replacement ballot.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Contact:

​​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5224
711 Washington Relay


Thurston County Auditor’s Office earns national achievement award for Cybersecurity Initiative

OLYMPIA – The National Association of Counties recognized the Thurston County Auditor’s Office for their work the last two years to improve the county’s cybersecurity posture. The Achievement Award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.   

 
“Fair and free elections are a hallmark of American democracy,” said Auditor Mary Hall. “Voters’ confidence relies on their confidence in the security and resilience of elections infrastructure. We are only as secure as our weakest link, so we need to ensure all county employees are cyber aware.” 
 
Auditor Hall spearheaded the creation of the county-wide Cybersecurity Forum in 2017. The forum includes key department directors, IT staff from various county offices, the IT department, the assistant county manager, and other elected officials.  
 
The Thurston County Cybersecurity Initiative has resulted in several long-term gains to the county’s cybersecurity standing: 
  • Doubled cybersecurity staffing. 
  • Increased training, including mandatory annual cybersecurity training countywide. 
  • Segregation of elections division computer network from the rest of the county. 
  • Implemented multifactor authentication in Administration and Elections divisions in the Auditor’s Office. 
Awards are given in 18 different categories nationally that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more. 
 
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



Auditor's Office Seeks Citizens to Serve on "For" and "Against" Committees for ballot measures in the August Primary Election
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office seeks "for" and "against" committee members for the August Primary Election.

"For" and "Against" committee members are needed for:
  • Centralia School District, Proposition No. 1, Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy
"Against" committee members are needed for:
  • Fire Protection District No. 6 (East Olympia), Proposition No. 1, Levy Lid Lift
Committee members provide written arguments for or against a ballot measure that will appear in the Local Voters' Pamphlet.

Committee member names must be submitted to the Auditor's Office by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 via email to pamphlet@co.thurston.wa.us or by calling us at 360.786.5408 to arrange dropping off forms. To learn what you must submit as a committee member, see page 8 of the Administrative Rules for jurisdictions found under Candidates and Jurisdictions on our website at ThurstonVotes.org.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Auditor
711 Washington Relay



Thurston County Candidate Filing Week Will Include Remote Options


OLYMPIA – If you plan on running for office in 2020, Candidate Filing week is May 11 – 15. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Auditor's Office will remain closed to the public. We are serving our customers virtually offering a convenient online filing option.

Candidates can file for office using one of these options:

  • File online at VoteWA.gov (credit cards accepted).
  • Complete your declaration of candidacy and deposit it in our courthouse drop box (checks accepted).
  • PCO filings require no filing fee. You can file online or email your declaration to elections@co.thurston.wa.us
  • Mail your candidate filing to our office:

Thurston County Elections
2000 Lakeridge Dr SE
Olympia WA 98502


All candidate filings and filing fees must be received by 4:30 pm Friday May 15.

Candidates with questions, needing accessibility, or to drop off a filing fee petition may contact the Auditor's office to schedule an appointment.

Filing fees vary for each elected position. You can find filing fees for each position at ThurstonVotes.org.  There is no filing fee for Precinct Committee Officers.

The order of candidates on the ballot will be determined by random lot draw after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

For additional information, contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or visit the Thurston County Auditor's Become a Candidate webpage.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Contact:

​Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786-5224
711 Washington Relay


Thurston County Auditor’s Office continues to offer services while closed to the public until at least May 15


OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office will remain closed to the public through at least Friday, May 15. The closure will be reassessed as preparations for implementing physical distancing and other measures as recommended by the CDC are put in place.

"Before we open, we're taking precautions to protect the health of both our staff and the public. Safety is our top priority." said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor.

The office closure will cover candidate filing week, which runs from May 11 to 15. "We will be accepting candidate filings online, through the mail, by drop box and in-person by appointment" Hall said. More information on remote options for candidate filing will be available soon at ThurstonVotes.org

Remote options are also available for other Auditor's Office services. Updated information on all service options are posted at ThurstonAuditor.org.
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 3, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.464.0591
711 Washington Relay

 



Thurston County Auditor's Office continues to offer online services while closed to the public until at least May 4

OLYMPIA – In line with Gov. Inslee's extension of the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, the Thurston County Auditor's Office will remain closed to the public through at least Monday, May 4. The closure will be reassessed as the public health crisis evolves.

Remote services are available from the Auditor's Office. More information on remote options will be posted at ThurstonAuditor.org. Current information can be found below:

Elections
Licensing
  • Tab renewals can be processed online with the state Department of Licensing. We can mail your tabs to you at no extra charge.

  • Licensing subagents continue to serve customers. More information on their hours of operations and services can be found here.

  • Marriage licenses can also be accessed through the mail. More information is available here.

  • If you have questions about licensing, please call 360.786.5406 or email licensing@co.thurston.wa.us.
Recording
  • You can also E-Record documents. More information is available here (under "Electronic Document Recording").
Residents doing business with the Auditor's Office can also drop off documents using a drop box just outside the central entrance to the Courthouse Campus Building 1 at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia WA. An after-hours drop box is available at the courthouse in the roundabout. Label your package "Auditor." Please note that after-hours mail will be delivered to our office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Even though we are closed to the public, we are still here to serve you.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 3, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us

360.464.0591
711 Washington Relay



Gov. Inslee signs bill to fully fund elections
OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law HB 2421, which fully funds state elections.

The Washington State House and Senate voted almost unanimously to fully fund elections in Washington State by passing HB 2421. The bill corrects a decades-long system in which local governments paid for their own elections, but counties paid the state's share in even years.

"Election officials statewide are elated," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor, who chaired the funding effort. "In the midst of a complicated and controversial Presidential Primary, and the 2020 Presidential election next November, now was the right time for the legislature to stand with elections officials."

HB 2421 will require the state to reimburse counties their pro-rated share of election costs when state and federal candidates are on the ballot in even-numbered years. The bill also changes how prepaid postage is funded. Instead of being paid by the state for every election, return postage will be included as an election cost to all jurisdictions, making it much more equitable.

The state began requiring local governments to reimburse county auditors for conducting their elections in the early 1950s. In the 70s the state agreed to pay for initiatives and referendums in odd numbered years, but still didn't reimburse counties when state and federal candidates were on the ballot in even years.

"County budgets have been stretched to the limits as local elections officials absorb the costs of conducting all elections for local, state, and federal offices," said Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard), sponsor of the bill. "By having the state start paying its fair share and cover the costs of statewide elections, we can free up funds for counties to conduct voter outreach and education, helping to increase participation in our democracy."

"We've done a lot of work in recent years to expand access to elections through prepaid ballot postage, same-day voter registration, and more," said Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), who sponsored a similar bill in the senate. "But all that work costs money, and our county auditors have been asking for funding for even-year elections for decades. It's time for the state to provide county governments with a stable funding source."

"I'm very grateful for Auditor Hall's leadership in making sure all relevant jurisdictions pay their fair share for election costs," said Rep. Beth Doglio, (D-Olympia), the bill's co-sponsor. "It's a huge burden on counties to require them to foot the bill for the most expensive elections—even year elections when legislative, statewide, and federal elections all appear on the same ballot. The state needs to pay its fair share.  With HB 2421, that will finally happen."

"Elections are critical infrastructure. County auditors and elections officials are facing intense pressure to run smooth, secure and efficient elections," Hall said. "Underfunding elections in years when our costs are the highest put a massive burden on counties."

Since the 2016 election, the Thurston County Auditor's Office has been spending a tremendous amount of resources to secure elections. "Our cybersecurity efforts are not a one-time cost, they are ongoing costs, Hall said. "Now is not the time to underfund elections."

Election funding reimbursement will also help the financial security of counties. "In addition to being the chief election official for the county, I'm also the chief financial officer," Hall said. "Thurston County's fund balance is declining, and it is simply because of how our county is funded. Property taxes are capped at 1% which doesn't keep pace with inflation and sales tax is the only other source of revenue we have. Now more than ever we need to charge the state for services."

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay






Vehicle and Vessel Licensing Services Available Across Thurston County  
OLYMPIA – Local subagents are offering vehicle and vessel licensing services to Thurston County residents who are social distancing at home.

Vehicle and vessel licensing subagents in Thurston County are open to the public and are providing services remotely. Vehicle and vessel licensing services were declared an essential service by Gov. Jay Inslee last week.

"By using a small business that provides licensing services, you are boosting your community's economy," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor.  "When you use a subagent, a part of what you pay stays in your community as wages, rent and other benefits."

Many licensing subagents are emphasizing online, mail and phone services to protect public and employee health. Those that have their doors open are obeying strict social distancing guidelines. More information on remote services can be found at the Auditor's Office website: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/licensing-subagents.aspx
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 20, 2020
Contact:

​ Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408   
711 Washington Relay


Thurston County Certifies Presidential Primary Election


 

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Canvassing Board has certified the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

Final election results can be found at ThurstonVotes.org.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408  
711 Washington Relay

 



Auditor's Office to close to public beginning on Wednesday, March 18

OLYMPIA – To protect public and employee health, the Thurston County Auditor's Office will close to the public beginning on Wednesday, March 18. The closure will be reassessed as the public health crisis evolves. Using safe social distancing practices, the Auditor's office will continue to conduct business.

"Our mission is to provide services to the public," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. "We are committed to doing this in the safest way possible."

Remote services will be available from the Auditor's Office during this closure. More information on remote options will be posted at ThurstonAuditor.org. Current information can be found below:

Passports

  • The Thurston County Auditor's Office has suspend all passport services indefinitely. More information here.

Elections
Licensing
  • Tab renewals can be processed online with the state Department of Licensing. We can mail your tabs to you at no extra charge.

  • Licensing subagents continue to serve customers. More information on their hours of operations and services can be found here.

  • Marriage licenses can also be accessed through the mail. More information is available here.

  • If you have questions about licensing, please call 360.786.5406 or email licensing@co.thurston.wa.us.
Recording
  • You can also E-Record documents. More information is available here (under "Electronic Document Recording").
Residents doing business with the Auditor's Office can also drop off documents using a drop box just outside the central entrance to the Courthouse Campus Building 1 at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia WA. An after-hours drop box is available at the courthouse in the roundabout. Label your package "Auditor." Please note that after-hours mail will be delivered to our office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Legal Service Options:

  • Drop box (will be checked daily)
  • Mail
  • Call 360.786.5405 to schedule a time and place to meet.



Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 13, 2020
Contact:

​Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay


Thurston County Auditor's Office Suspends Passport Services until Further Notice
Many other Auditor's Office services are available online, phone or by mail.

OLYMPIA – Starting Monday, March 16, the Thurston County Auditor's Office will suspend all passport services indefinitely. We anticipate this suspension to last through April 27, 2020, consistent with school closures.  Please continue to review our website ThurstonAuditor.org for updates as the COVID-19 response is rapidly changing.

Customers who have travel plans within the near future and need a passport should visit http://Travel.State.Gov and seek assistance from the U.S. Department of State.

Many other Auditor's Office services are available online, phone or by mail. Please see our website for options for doing business with the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us

360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



Auditor's Office Open Saturday and Voter Assistance at Timberland Libraries on Primary Day
24% of Thurston County ballots have been returned in the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary  




OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office reminds voters the deadline to return ballots for the Presidential Primary is Tuesday, March 10.  If you've not received a ballot or you've misplaced your ballot, you can request a replacement.

  • Email elections@co.thurston.wa.us
  • Call the Auditor's elections division at 360.786.5408
  • Visit the Auditor's Office at 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Building 1, Room 118, Olympia, WA.
  • Download a ballot at VoteWA.gov
Return envelopes must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 10, or deposited into one of 28 ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. on Presidential Primary Day. Drop box locations are listed at ThurstonVotes.org, in the voters' pamphlet, and in the ballot packet. Voters who mail their ballot should check mailbox pickup times to make sure the ballot will receive an Election Day postmark. No stamp is necessary.

The Thurston County Auditor's Office is a designated voting center during business hours.

  • Monday - Friday,  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
  • Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Presidential Primary Day, Tuesday, March 10,  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Voters may register to vote, update their current registration, obtain a ballot, or use a voting assistance device. The Auditor's Office is in the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 1, Room 118, Olympia, WA.

Voter Assistance @ Your Library – Timberland Libraries:

The Auditor's Office is partnering with Timberland Regional Library on Tuesday, March 10. Voters can register to vote and download a ballot at Thurston County library branches. Libraries will open at their normal time and will offer assistance until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at the locations below.


  • Lacey: 500 College St SE
  • Olympia: 313 8th Ave SE
  • Tenino: 172 Central Ave W
  • Tumwater: 7023 New Market St SW
  • Yelm Timberland Library: 210 Prairie Park St NE, Yelm
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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408  
711 Washington Relay



Assisted Voting for the Presidential Primary Election at Olympics West is cancelled
Voters wanting assistance may use the assisted voting device at the Auditor’s Office during business hours.

OLYMPIA – The Assisted Voting scheduled for March 4, 2020 at Olympics West Senior Living Community has been CANCELLED.

Wednesday, March 4
CANCELLED
Olympics West Senior Living Community
929 Trosper Road SW, Tumwater


Voters who still want assistance can come to the Thurston County Auditor's Office at 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Building 1 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Additionally, the Auditor's Office will be open on Saturday, March 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Election Day, March 10, the Auditor's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting assistance is available.

An assisted voting device enables voters with visual impairments, cognitive/learning disabilities, illiteracy, and limited mobility to vote privately and independently. This device can read the ballot, magnify the print, mark the ballot, and verify their votes on a paper ballot.

 


Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 28, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



Auditor’s Office Receives Award for Financial Reporting


OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Financial Services Team received their 13th straight Annual Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) gives the award to recognize state and local governments who go above and beyond in their financial reporting.

"We are committed to making county finances transparent and accessible to the public," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. "Our team in Financial Services is incredibly talented and dedicated. I'm really grateful for the work they do."

The Financial Services department provides a complete look at county finances by producing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement recognizes the CAFR for the 2018 fiscal year, the most recent report available. Thurston County is one of only a few counties in Washington that go beyond the requirements of the Washington State Auditor's Office to produce a CAFR instead of a basic Annual Financial Report.

Each CAFR covers a fiscal year (January 1 through December 31). Financial staff are now starting the process to write the CAFR covering the 2019 fiscal year. CAFRs from previous years are also available on the Auditor's Financial Reports webpage.

This award follows the county's fourth straight clean audit from the State Auditor's Office last summer.

The Auditor's Financial Services team provides direct financial services and guidance to Thurston County offices and departments in the areas of accounting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, financial reporting, and grants management.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay

Voter Registration Deadlines for the March Presidential Primary
Citizens encouraged to register to vote or update their voter registration

OLYMPIA – Below are the voter registration deadlines for the March 10 Presidential Primary:

Monday, March 2, 2020:

  • Last day for remote registrations and updates to existing registrations online, by mail, or at voter registration drives, etc.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020:

  • Updates or new registrations received by an election official after Monday, March 2rd can be done in person until 8 p.m. on election day at your county's Auditor's Office.

Where to Register or Update Voter Registration:
 

In Person / Mail
Thurston County Auditor's Office
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg 1 Rm 118                                            Olympia, WA 98502
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

T
elephone
360.786.5408

Online / Email
VoteWA.gov
elections@co.thurston.wa.us

For candidate information, visit ThurstonVotes.org.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 21, 2020
Contact:

​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408  
711 Washington Relay


Thurston County Certifies February Special Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Canvassing Board has certified the February 11, 2020 Special Election.

 Final election results can be found at ThurstonVotes.org. This certification was performed by the canvassing board represented by the Chair of the County Commission, the Prosecuting Attorney's designee and the Auditor.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



Assisted Voting Device Available to Help Voters during the Presidential Primary
Voters wanting assistance may vote with the assisted voting device


OLYMPIA – If voters need accessibility assistance with their Presidential Primary ballots, a voting device is available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Election Day, March 10, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Voters may also use an assisted voting device at the locations and times below.

Saturday, February 22
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Capitol City Council of the Blind, Olympia Elks Lodge (1818 4th Ave E, Olympia)

 

Tuesday, March 3
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Panorama CNR (1600 Sleater Kinney Road SE, Lacey)
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Panorama Assisted Living (1800 Sleater Kinney Road SE, Lacey)

**CANCELLED**
Wednesday, March 4
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Olympics West Senior Living Community (929 Trosper Road SW, Tumwater)

An assisted voting device enables voters with visual impairments, cognitive/learning disabilities, illiteracy, and limited mobility to vote privately and independently. This device can read the ballot, magnify the print, mark the ballot, and verify their votes on a paper ballot.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Contact:
Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay




Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary



OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division mailed more than 187,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the March 10 Presidential Primary. Ballots are also available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office, located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 1, Room 118 in Olympia.

Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot but hasn't by Wednesday, March 4 should contact the auditor's office at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us or visit the auditor's office in person. Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, February 19. The Auditor's Office opened 28 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of locations and addresses is included in the mailed ballot materials and online at ThurstonVotes.org.

Ballots must be postmarked by March 10. Voters are advised to check mailboxes for pickup times to make sure their ballots will be postmarked by Election Day. No stamp is needed to mail your ballot. If you miss your mail pickup time, ballot drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 (Election Day).

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Notice of the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

A ballot will be mailed to all Thurston County voters with a current mailing address.

Registration Deadlines:

  • Mon, Mar 2: Deadline to register or update current registration by online, mail or other remote means.
  • Tues, Mar 10: Deadline to register/change address in person at the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

Where to register, obtain a ballot and ask for more information:

  • Online: ThurstonVotes.org
  • Phone: 360.786.5408
  • In Person: Thurston County Auditor's Office, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Bldg 1
    Rm 118, Olympia, WA 98502

Voter Registration Forms: Available at all Thurston County Timberland Libraries, city/town halls, schools, fire stations, and licensing agencies.

Meetings to canvass ballots and finalize the election are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Thurston County Ballot Processing Center on Wed, Mar 18 3:30 pm and at the Thurston County Auditor's Office on Fri, Mar 20 at 11:00 am.

Logic and Accuracy Test: This test is open to the public and demonstrates the accuracy of tabulation equipment. This test will take place Mon, Feb 24 at 11:00 am at the Ballot Processing Center.

Ballot Processing Center: 2905 29th Ave SW Ste F, Tumwater, WA 98512

Accessible Voting Assistance:

  • Thurston County Courthouse, Feb 19-Mar 9, M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm, Sat, Mar 7, 10 am-2 pm, and Tue, Mar 10, 8 am – 8 pm.
  • Capital City Council of the Blind, Olympia Elk's Lodge, 1818 4th Ave E, Olympia, Sat, Feb 22, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Panorama – CNR, Tues, Mar 3, 9:30 am-10:30 am, 1600 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey
  • Panorama – Assisted Living, Tues, Mar 3, 10:45 am-11:45 am, 1800 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey
  • Olympia West Senior Living Community, Wed, Mar 4, 9:30 am-10:30 am, 929 Trosper Rd SW, Tumwater

Voter Assistance @ Your Library – Timberland Libraries: Register to vote and download a ballot at a Thurston County library on Election Day Mar 10, at the Lacey branch - 500 College St SE, Olympia – 313 8th Ave SE, Tenino branch – 172 Central Ave W, Tumwater branch – 7023 New Market St SW, and Yelm branch – 210 Prairie Park St NE. Libraries will open at their normal time and will offer this service until 8:00 pm.

Disabilities: Citizens with disabilities requiring special accommodation should contact Tillie Naputi-Pullar, 360.786.5408 or Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing:  711 Washington Relay.

 

Dated this 17th day of February 2020
Mary Hall
Thurston County Auditor


Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10, 2020
Contact:

Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408   
711 Washington Relay


March Presidential Primary Voters' Pamphlets
Voters can learn about candidates in the Presidential Primary voters' pamphlet


TUMWATER – Beginning Wednesday, February 12th, The Secretary of State's Office is mailing voters' pamphlets for the March 10 Presidential Primary to all households in Thurston County.

Ballots will be mailed on February 19.

For more information, visit: www.thurstonvotes.org

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Contact:

​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay


Election Day Reminder
21.88% of Thurston County ballots have been returned in the February 11, 2020 Special Election



OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office reminds voters the deadline to return ballots is Tuesday, February 11. School districts in the county have measures on the February 11 special election ballot. 

Voters who have not received or have misplaced their ballot can request a replacement ballot by:
  • Emailing elections@co.thurston.wa.us
  • Calling the Auditor's Office at 360.786.5408
  • Going online to VoteWA.gov
  • Visiting the Elections Office at 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Building 1, Room 118, Olympia, WA.
Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 11, Election Day or deposited into one of the 28 ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Drop box locations are listed at ThurstonVotes.org, in the voters' pamphlet, and in the ballot packet. Voters who mail their ballot should check mailbox pickup times to make sure the ballot will receive an Election Day postmark. No stamp is necessary.

The Thurston County Auditor's Office is a designated voting center during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and on Election Day from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Voters may register to vote, update their current registration, obtain a ballot, ask questions, or use a voting assistance device. The Auditor's Office is in the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 1, Room 118, Olympia, WA.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 27, 2020
Contact:

Mary Hall
711 Washington Relay

Voter Registration Deadlines for the February 11 Special Election
Citizens encouraged to register to vote or update their voter registration


OLYMPIA – Below are the voter registration deadlines for the February 11 Special Election:

Monday, February 3, 2020:

  • Last day for remote registrations and updates to existing registrations online, by mail, or at voter registration drives, etc.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020:
  • Updates or new registrations after Monday, February  3rd can be done in person until 8 p.m. on Election Day at your county's Auditor's Office.
Where to Register or Update Voter Registration:

In Person / Mail
Thurston County Auditor's Office
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg 1 Rm 118 
Olympia, WA 98502
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Telephone                              
360.786.5408                         

Online / Email
Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 24, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
elections@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay

Ballots Mailed to Military and Overseas Voters for the March 10 Presidential Primary Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division has mailed over 7,000 Presidential Primary Election ballots to military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County. Ballot declarations must be signed and dated by Election Day or received via email or fax by 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Night, March 10, 2020.

For voters not in the military or overseas, ballots will be mailed February 19.

Races on the ballot include candidates for the Democratic and Republican party nomination for President of the United States.

Military and overseas voters who have not received a ballot by Monday,  February 24 should contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us for a replacement ballot.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



Assisted Voting Device Available to Help Voters Cast Ballots for the Special Election
Voters wanting assistance may cast ballots with the assisted voting device

OLYMPIA – If voters need assistance casting their Special Election ballots, a voting device is available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Election Day, February 11, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Voters may also use an assisted voting device at the locations and times below.

Saturday, January 25
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Capitol City Council of the Blind, Olympia Elks Lodge (1818 4th Ave E, Olympia)

Tuesday, February 4
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Panorama CNR (1600 Sleater Kinney Road SE, Lacey)
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Panorama Assisted Living (1800 Sleater Kinney Road SE, Lacey)

Wednesday, February 5
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Olympics West Senior Living Community (929 Trosper Road SW, Tumwater)

An assisted voting device enables voters with visual impairments, cognitive/learning disabilities, illiteracy, and limited mobility to vote privately and independently. This device can read the ballot, magnify the print, mark the ballot, and verify their votes on a paper ballot.


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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the February 11, 2020 Special Election
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division mailed more than 185,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the February 11 Special Election. Ballots are also available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office, located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 1, Room 118 in Olympia.

Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot but hasn't by Wednesday, February 5 should contact the Auditor's Office at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us or visit the Auditor's Office in person. Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, January 10. The Auditor's Office opened 28 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of locations and addresses is included in the mailed ballot materials and online at ThurstonVotes.org.

Ballots must be postmarked by February 11. Voters are advised to check mailboxes for pickup times to make sure their ballots will be postmarked by Election Day. No stamp is needed to mail your ballot. If you miss your mail pickup time, ballot drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11 (Election Day).

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Notice of the February 11,2020 Special Election

A ballot will be mailed to all Thurston County voters with a current mailing address.

Registration Deadlines:

  • Mon, Feb 3: Deadline to register or update current registration by online, mail or other remote means.
  • Tues, Feb 11: Deadline to register/change address in person at the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

Where to register, obtain a ballot and ask for more information:

  • Online: ThurstonVotes.org
  • Phone: 360.786.5408
  • In Person: Thurston County Auditor's Office, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Bldg 1
    Rm 118, Olympia, WA 98502

Voter Registration Forms: Available at all Thurston County Timberland Libraries, city/town halls, schools, fire stations, and licensing agencies.

Meetings to canvass ballots and finalize the election are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Thurston County Ballot Processing Center on Wed, Feb 19 1:00 pm and at the Thurston County Auditor's Office on Fri, Feb 21 at 11:00 am.

Logic and Accuracy Test: This test is open to the public and demonstrates the accuracy of tabulation equipment. This test will take place Thurs, Jan 23 at 11:00 am at the Ballot Processing Center.

Ballot Processing Center: 2905 29th Ave SW Ste F, Tumwater, WA 98512

Disabilities: Citizens with disabilities requiring special accommodation should contact Tillie Naputi-Pullar, 360.786.5408 or Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing:  711 Washington Relay.

Dated this 21st day of January 2020
Mary Hall
Thurston County Auditor


Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us 
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay



February Voters’ Pamphlets Available
Voters can learn about local ballot measures in the special local voters’ pamphlet

TUMWATER – The Thurston County Auditor's Office has mailed local voters' pamphlets for the February 11 Special Election to more than 124,000 households in Thurston County. 

Local Jurisdictions with measures on the February ballot:
  • Centralia School District No. 401-L
  • Griffin School District No. 324
  • North Thurston Public Schools
  • Olympia School District No. 111
  • Rainier School District No. 307
  • Rochester School District No. 401
  • Tenino School District No. 402
  • Tumwater School District No. 33
  • Yelm Community Schools
Ballots will be mailed on January 22, 2020.

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Public Invited to Attend and Observe Canvassing Board Meeting  

The Thurston County Auditor's Office invites citizens to attend the meeting of the January 15, 2020 canvassing board.

The canvassing board will meet at  the Thurston County Auditor's Office located at 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502 on Wednesday, January 15th at 3:15 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to sign the Delegation of Authority for staff to process ballots for the year of 2020.  The canvassing board consists of Auditor Mary Hall, Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim and County Commissioner John Hutchings, or their designees.

Dated this 13th day of January, 2020
Mary Hall
Thurston County Auditor


Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 10, 2020
Contact:
​Mary Hall
elections@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408    
711 Washington Relay



Ballots Mailed to Military and Overseas Voters for the February 11, 2020 Special Election
Over 7,000 ballots on their way to overseas voters

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division has mailed over 7,000 Special Election ballots and pamphlets to military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County. Ballot declarations must be signed and dated by Election Day or received via email or fax by 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Night.

For voters not in the military or overseas, ballots will be mailed on January 22.

Races and measures on the ballot include Centralia School District, Griffin School District, North Thurston School District, Olympia School District, Rainier School District, Rochester School District, Tenino School District, Tumwater School District, and Yelm Community Schools.

Military and overseas voters who have not received a ballot by Thursday, January 30 should contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us for a replacement ballot.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 20, 2019
Contact:
​Mary Hall, Auditor
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay

DemARTracy Student Art Contest Under Way
Students invited to interpret the phrase: “You have the power to change your world. Vote!”

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor’s Office invites students to visualize the power they have to change the world by taking part in the 2020 DemARTracy Art Contest.

2D or video entries can be submitted between December 23, 2019 and January 16, 2020. Artwork must depict the entrant’s interpretation of the phrase: “You have the power to change your world. Vote!”

“We have seen a dramatic increase in youth voting and getting involved in the democratic process,” said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. “2020 is going to be a historic year, we know students are the best ambassadors to encourage participation by their peers.”

A winner and two runners up will be chosen from four age groups for both 2D and video categories: elementary (K-5), middle (6-8), high school (9-12) and undergrad students. Winning artwork may be used in Auditor’s Office marketing materials throughout the 2020 election year. 

Complete contest rules are available here. Please contact Callie Meleedy at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us if you have any questions.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 16, 2019
Contact:

​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay 



Auditor’s Office Seeks Citizens to Serve on “Against” Committees  for Measures in the February Special Election
There will be an election for all school districts in the county

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office seeks "against" committee members for February ballot measures for the following school districts: 

  • Griffin School District No. 324
  • North Thurston Public Schools
  • Olympia School District No. 111
  • Rainier School District No. 307
  • Rochester School District No. 401
  • Tenino School District No. 402
  • Tumwater School District No. 33
  • Yelm Community Schools
Committee members provide written arguments against a ballot measure that will appear in the Local Voters' Pamphlet. 

Committee member names must be submitted to the Auditor's Office by 12 p.m. on Friday, December 20 via email at pamphlet@co.thurston.wa.us or in-person at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Bldg 1, Rm 118 Olympia, WA. 

To learn what you must submit, see page 8 of the administrative rules for jurisdictions found on our website at ThurstonVotes.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Thurston County Elections Manager, Tillie Naputi-Pullar, at 360.786.5408.


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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 16, 2019
Contact:

​​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay 


Auditor’s Office to Host Swearing In Ceremony for Elected Officials

OLYMPIA – Thurston County Elections will host a swearing in ceremony for recently elected officials at South Puget Sound Community College on Monday, December 30. Sheriff John Snaza will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance, and Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst and Representative Laurie Dolan will address attendees. The public is invited to attend this ceremony.

The elected officials to be sworn in include:

  • Port Commissioner
  • City & Town Mayors and Councilmembers
  • School Board Directors
  • Fire Commissioners
  • Park & Recreation Commissioners
  • Cemetery Commissioners

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held on December 30, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College (2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512).

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Contact:

​Mary Hall, Auditor, TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us, 360.786.5408, 711 Washington Relay



​Notice of Filing Week for Drainage Districts and Black Lake Special District 
OLYMPIA – Candidate filing week will be held December 9-13, 2019 for commissioner positions for:
  • Chambers Lake Drainage District - Pos. No. 1
  • Hopkins Drainage District - Pos. No. 3
  • Scott Lake Drainage District - Pos. No. 1
  • Black Lake Special District - Pos. No. 2
Candidates must own property in the district and be a registered voter in Washington State. Filings will be accepted by mail beginning November 29, 2019. 

In person filings will be accepted December 9-13, 2019 at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office:

2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Bldg. 1 Rm. 118
Olympia, WA  98502
Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Contact:

Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408  
711 Washington Relay


Thurston County Certifies November General Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Canvassing Board has certified the November 5, 2019 General Election.

Final election results can be found at ThurstonVotes.org. This certification was performed by the canvassing board represented by the Chair of the County Commission, the Prosecuting Attorney's designee and the Auditor.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 15, 2019
Contact:

​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408  
711 Washington Relay


Auditor Accepting Applications for Hawks Prairie Licensing Subagency
All applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16.

EDIT (12/17/2019) For respondents, a conference call was held on December 17 at 2 p.m. for questions. Conference call notes can be found here.

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor is accepting applications for a vehicle/vessel licensing subagency in the Hawks Prairie area. 

Application packages are available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office – 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One Room 106, Olympia, Washington, mail or online here (pdf file). A timeline of the RFP process can be found here.

Interested applicants should contact Jared Krause at 360.754.4661 for further information.  All applications must be submitted to the Thurston County Auditor's Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 16.

The Department of Licensing provides Equal Opportunity when appointing subagents.  We encourage all qualified person to apply, including members of protected groups under applicable state and federal law.

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Mary Hall
AUDITOR

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Contact:

​Mary Hall
TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay


Election Day Reminder
14.43% of Thurston County ballots have been returned in the November 5, 2019 General Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office reminds voters the deadline to return ballots is Tuesday, November 5.

Voters who have not received or have misplaced their ballot can request a replacement ballot by:

  • Emailing elections@co.thurston.wa.us
  • Calling the Auditor's Office at 360.786.5408
  • Going online to VoteWA.gov
  • Visiting the Elections Office at 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Building 1, Room 118, Olympia, WA.

Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 5, Election Day or deposited into one of the 28 ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Drop box locations are listed at ThurstonVotes.org, in the voters' pamphlet, and in the ballot packet. Voters who mail their ballot should check mailbox pickup times to make sure the ballot will receive an Election Day postmark. No stamp is necessary.

The Thurston County Auditor's Office is a designated voting center during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and on Election Day from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Voters may register to vote, update their current registration, obtain a ballot, ask questions, or use a voting assistance device. The Auditor's Office is in the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 1, Room 118, Olympia, WA.

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