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Mary Hall

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
​Diana Benson, Thurston County Chief Deputy  Auditor
711 Washington Relay

Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the August 2 Primary Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division mailed more than 195,000 ballots to voters in the county for the August 2 Primary Election.

Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot, but hasn’t by Wednesday, July 20 should contact the Auditor’s Office at 360.786.5408 or Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, June 17.

The Auditor’s Office opened 29 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of ballot drop box locations and addresses is included in the mailed ballot materials and online at

Ballots must be postmarked by August 2. 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 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 (Election Day).

Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot and vote using an accessibility voting device at the Elections Office Voting Center or the Voting Center at Lacey Library.

Thurston County Elections Office Voting Center
2400 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502
July 13 – August 1, M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
August 2, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Voting Center at Lacey Library
500 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503
July 25 – August 1, M – F, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
August 2, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.