A deeper look at our amazing voter registration numbers
By: Mary Hall

Monday, November 2, 2020

Last week Thurston County set a record by registering our 200,000th Voter. We wanted to take a look back at recent years in voter registration between the primary and general elections.  
 
This year’s new registrations between the Primary and General elections has certainly been historic! 

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So much has changed in recent years.  
 
There are several factors that contributed to our high voter registration numbers this year: 
 
 The Democracy package passed in 2018 make it easier to voter than ever. 
  • Eliminating registration deadlines 
  • Automatic registration at the state Department of Licensing 
  • Online voter registration since 2013 
We had a $50,000 voter outreach budget this year and it obviously paid off. I’ve never had an outreach budget before. 
  
I’m pretty proud of what we’ve been able to do!