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Mary Hall

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 3, 2021

​Mary Hall, Auditor
711 Washington Relay 

Thurston County Candidate Filing Week Begins May 17

OLYMPIA – If you plan on running for office in 2021, Candidate Filing week is May 17 – 21. Potential candidates are encouraged to file online. 

Candidates can file for office using one of these options: 

  • File online at (credit cards accepted) from May 17 at 9 a.m. to May 21 at 4 p.m.

  • Drive-Thru & In-person services available 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at:
2400 Evergreen Park Dr SW (Former Twinstar Location) 
Olympia, WA 98502

  • Mail your candidate filing to our office:
Thurston County Elections
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502 
All candidate filings and filing fees must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday May 21. 
Filing fees vary for each elected position. You can find filing fees for each position at There is no filing fee for many positions. Please consult the Candidate Guide on our website for more information.  
The order of candidates on the ballot will be determined by random lot draw shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21. The drawing will be held at the Elections Office and will be streaming live via Facebook LiveVisit
For additional information, contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or visit the Thurston County Auditor’s Become a Candidate page at