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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

​Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor 
711 Washington Relay

Thurston County Canvassing Board Schedules Recount Requested by Congressional District 3 (CD3) Candidate Joe Kent

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Canvassing Board scheduled a recount in the requested machine recount of Congressional District No. 3 US Representative.

Recount Schedule
  • The recount will start at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 15.
  • The Thurston County Canvassing Board will meet on Friday, December 16, at 8:30 a.m. to certify the results of the recount.
 Recount location
Ballot Processing Center
Suite F
2905 29th Ave SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

Scanned ballot images are recounted by the tabulation system software in a machine recount. Paper ballots are not retrieved or rescanned. Ballots without votes in the CD3 race are examined to inspect for potential marks and verify no votes were cast. The County Canvassing Board will resolve any ballot questions raised during the recount. This process is codified in WAC 434-264-055 (

Candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Joe Kent finished outside the range requiring a mandatory machine or hand recount. As allowed by state law, Kent's campaign requested a machine recount. The entire cost of the recount will be paid by the Kent's campaign.

The results prior to the recount are:

Congressional District 3 U.S. Representative
*Multi-county race. Results include only Thurston County.
CandidateVoteVote %
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez5,11237.40%
Joe Kent
Total Votes13,669
For information for the public to view the canvassing board meeting or the recount, please see our website at