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Mary Hall

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mary Hall, 360.786.5408
711 Washington Relay

Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the August 6, 2019 Primary Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division mailed more than 149,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the August 6 Primary 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 has not by Wednesday, July 24 should contact the auditor's office at 360.786.5408 or or visit the auditor's office in person.

Remote voter registration is available up to eight days before election day at In person registration is available all the way up to election day at the auditor's office.

Candidates and local measures on the Primary ballot include:

  • City of Lacey Council Position No. 1
  • City of Olympia Mayor and Council Member Positions No. 2 and No. 3
  • City of Yelm Council Position No. 1
  • Centralia School District #401-L School Board Director Position No. 2
  • North Thurston Public Schools School Board Director District No. 1
  • Olympia School District No. 111 School Board Director District No. 1
  • Tenino School District No. 402 School Board Director District No. 4
  • Yelm Community Schools School Board Director District No. 2
  • Thurston County Fire Protection District No. 9 (McLane Black Lake) Proposition No. 1
  • West Thurston Regional Fire Authority (Rochester) Proposition No. 1
  • West Thurston Regional Fire Authority (Littlerock) Proposition No. 1

Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, June 21.

The Auditor's Office opened 28 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of locations and addresses is included in mailed ballot materials and available online at

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by August 6. 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, August 6 (Election Day).

For more information, visit or call 360.786.5408.