How county employees got paid when the power went out and what that taught us about emergency planning
Payroll staff with the Thurston County Auditor's office went through their own real-world exercise when the power went out on the day they were scheduled to run payroll late last September.
April 10, 2019
While most people were listening to the dreadful forecast and making grocery lists to ensure they had what they needed while they were snowbound, the Auditor and Thurston County elections department were working with Emergency Management to ensure the February 12 Special Election went on without a snag.
March 04, 2019
The team was able to reconcile ballots to 0, which means every ballot that came into our possession through drop boxes and the post office were accounted for in the final tally.
December 05, 2018
Because of recent changes announced by the USPS, our outgoing ballot delivery may slow down. To minimize the delay, we are planning to mail our ballots earlier. Normally, we mail our ballots two days earlier than the statutory deadline. For the November election we will mail ballots five days earlier, on October 9th.
July 10, 2018