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Notice of the November 5, 2019 General Election

A ballot will be mailed to all Thurston County voters residing in the participating jurisdictions:

Participating Jurisdictions:

Port of Olympia (Commissioner, District No. 1),Town of Bucoda (Council, Positions No. 1, 2 & 4), City of Lacey (Council, Positions No. 1, 2 & 3), City of Olympia (Mayor, Council, Positions No. 2 & 3), City of Rainier (Council Positions No. 2 & 4), City of Tenino (Mayor, Council, Positions No. 2 & 5), City of Tumwater (Council, Positions No. 1, 2, 3 & 7), City of Yelm (Council, Positions No. 1, 2 & 6), Centralia School District No. 401-L (Director, Positions No. 2, 3 & 4), Griffin School District No. 324 (Director, Positions No. 1, 2 & 3), North Thurston Public Schools (Director, Districts No. 1, 4 & 5), Olympia School District No. 111 (Director, Districts No. 1, 2 & 4), Rainier School District No. 307 (Director, Districts No. 1, 2, & 3), Rochester School District No. 401 (Director, Districts No. 2, 3 & 4), Tenino School District No. 402 (Director, Districts No. 2, 3, 4 & 5), Tumwater School District No. 33 (Director, Districts No. 2, 3 & 5), Yelm Community Schools (Director, Districts No. 2, 3 & 5), Fire Protection District No. 3 – Lacey (Commissioner, Positions No. 2 & 5), Fire Protection District No. 6 – East Olympia (Commissioner, Position No. 1), Fire Protection District No. 8 - South Bay (Commissioner, Positions No. 3 & 4), Fire Protection District No. 9 – McLane Black Lake (Commissioner, Positions No. 1 & 2), Fire Protection District 12 (Commissioner, Positions No. 2 & 5), Fire Protection District No. 13 – Griffin (Commissioner, Position No. 2), Fire Protection District No. 17 – Bald Hills (Commissioner, Positions No. 2 & 3), SE Thurston Fire Authority (Sub Region 1, Commissioner, Position No. 1 & Sub Region 2, Commissioner, Position No. 1), West Thurston Regional Fire Authority – Rochester (Commissioner, Positions No. 1 & 3), West Thurston Regional Fire Authority – Littlerock (Commissioner, Position No. 1), Tanglewilde Parks & Recreation District No. 1 (Commissioner, Position No. 1), Cemetery District No. 1 – Grand Mound (Commissioner, Position No. 1), Cemetery District No. 2 – Yelm (Commissioner, Position No. 1), Thurston County Emergency Communication Systems and Facilities (Proposition No. 1), Fire Protection District 12 (Proposition No. 1), Fire Protection District No. 17 – Bald Hills (Proposition No. 1), and Tanglewilde Parks & Recreation District No. 1 (Proposition No. 1).

Registration Deadlines:

  • Mon, Oct 28: Deadline to register or update current registration by online, mail or other remote means.
  • Tues, Nov 5: 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.

 

 

Accessible Voting Assistance is available at the Thurston County Courthouse, Auditor's Office (Oct 16-Nov 4, M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm and Nov 5, 8:00 am-8:00 pm), Capital Council of the Blind (Oct 19, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, 1818 4th Ave E, Olympia), Olympics West Senior Living Community (Oct 22, 9:30 am-10:30 am, 929 Trosper Rd SW, Tumwater), Panorama – CNR (Oct 24, 9:30 am-10:30 am, 1600 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey), and Panorama – Assisted Living (Oct 24, 10:45 am-11:45 am, 1800 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey).

Voter Assistance @ Your Library – Timberland Libraries: Register to vote online and download a ballot during the libraries normal operating hours, Nov 5 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.

Meetings to canvass ballots and finalize the election are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Thurston County Ballot Processing Center on Thursday, November 14 at 1:00 pm, Friday, November 22 at 3:30 pm, Monday, November 25 at 2:00 pm and at the Thurston County Auditor's Office on Tuesday, November 26 at 12:00 pm.

Logic and Accuracy Test: This test is open to the public and demonstrates the accuracy of tabulation equipment. This test will take place Thursday, October 17 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 15th day of October 2019
Mary Hall
Thurston County Auditor