Skip to main content

Thurston County, Washington


Observer training and information

You are invited to observe our Ballot Processing Center where you can see how ballots are processed. As an observer, you will be able to ask us questions about what you are seeing and witness the path of the ballot’s journey firsthand. Anyone can observe the entire election process. 

Observer manual – This document includes legal references, guidelines and other important information of observers. 

Observer Training Video – This is a video of our October 2022 training for observers. This training is required for observers. We generally hold observer trainings each year. If you are interested in attending a live training, contact us or your local party.

More information on election observation

Additional Voting Information

​Military and Overseas Voters

Information and resources for military and overseas voters.

Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

Find out key election dates and voter registration deadlines.

Voter Registration

Register to vote, confirm your voter registration status, and update or cancel your registration.

Military and Overseas Voters Download a Ballot

This online ballot marking program will allow military and overseas voters to access their ballot, mark, review, and print your ballot and required documents for return to the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

Military and Overseas online ballot packet