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Mary Hall

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 13, 2022

​Diana Benson, Thurston County Chief Deputy Auditor 
711 Washington Relay 

Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the November 8 General Election

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Elections Division mailed more than 195,000 ballots to voters in the county for the November 8 General Election.

Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot, but hasn't by Wednesday, October 19 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, September 23.  

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 November 8. 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, November 8 (Election Day). 

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

Thurston County Elections Office Voting Center
2400 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Oct 19 – Nov 7, M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
November 8, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
Voting Center at Lacey Library
500 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Oct 31 – Nov 7, M – F, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 8, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Thurston County residents can register to vote and get a replacement ballot at the HUB at The Evergreen State College.

HUB at The Evergreen State College
2700 McCann Plaza Drive NW, Olympia, WA 98505
Nov 4 & Nov 7,  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 8, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.