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Mary Hall

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 2, 2022
Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor  
711 Washington Relay 

Thurston County Candidate Filing Week Begins May 16
People considering running for office must file by May 20 

OLYMPIA – If you plan on running for office in 2022, Candidate Filing week is May 16 – 20. 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 16 at 9 a.m. to May 20 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 20.  
Filing fees vary for each elected position. You can find filing fees for each position at  There is no filing fee for Precinct Committee Officer. Please consult the Candidate Guide and other materials 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 20. The drawing will be held at the Elections Office and will be streaming live via Facebook Live. Visit 
For additional information, contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or visit the Thurston County Auditor’s Become a Candidate page at