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Thurston County, Washington

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Auditor

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 for 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

Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division is offering observer training for the August 6, 2024 Primary Election. The training will be held over Zoom on July 18, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. To register, use this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscOmsrzkrEtW4i9SSBqB11GaZG0DzGJcg

Additional Voting Information

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.

Voting Centers

Need to register to vote or update your address? Need a ballot? Need election information, including voters' pamphlets? Need to use the ExpressVote™ an accessible voting device? We are here for you!
Locations Address Voter Services Days & Hours
Thurston County Auditor’s Office, Elections Division 2915 29th Ave SW July 17 through Aug. 2 
Monday – Friday 
 8 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday Aug. 3 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, Aug. 5 8 am – 6 pm
Election Day, Aug. 6 8 am - 8 pm
       
Voting Center at the Lacey Library 500 College St SE July 29 to Aug. 2 
Monday - Friday
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday Aug. 3 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, Aug. 5 8 am – 6 pm
Election Day, Aug. 6 8 am - 8 pm
  (Library services 9 am - 6 pm)

Voting at your Timberland Library

Need to register to vote or update your address? Need a ballot? Need election information, including voters' pamphlets?
Location   Voter Services Hours
Olympia 313 8th Avenue SE Friday, Aug. 2 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, Aug. 3 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, Aug. 5 8 am – 6 pm
Election Day, Aug. 6 8 am - 8 pm  
  (Library services 10 am - 6 pm)
Tenino 172 Central Avenue W Friday, Aug. 2 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, Aug. 3 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, Aug. 5  10 am - 6 pm (No library services)
Election Day, Aug. 6 8 am - 8 pm 
  (Library services 10 am - 5 pm)
Tumwater 7023 New Market Street Friday, Aug. 2 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, Aug. 3 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, Aug. 5 

 
10 am - 4 pm (Library services 9 am - 6 pm)
Election Day, Aug. 6 8 am - 8 pm  
  (Library services 9 am - 6 pm)
Yelm 210 Prairie Park Street Friday, Aug. 2 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, Aug. 3 10 am - 2 pm 
Monday, Aug. 5  10 am - 4 pm (No library services available)
Election Day, Aug. 6 8 am - 8 pm 
   (Library services 10 am - 6 pm)