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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Mary Hall, Auditor, TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
Valerie Walston, Voter Outreach Coordinator, WalstoV@co.thurston.wa.us

Reminder: Primary Election Is Tuesday, Aug. 4
Nearly 12 percent of ballots are in

OLYMPIA, WA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office reminds voters that Election Day is Tuesday, August 4. As of the time of publication, 11.95 percent of the 116,640 ballots issued have been returned.

Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, August 4, or deposited into one of the 25 open ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters are advised to check mailboxes for pick-up times to ensure an Election Day postmark. For more information, visit ThurstonVotes.org or call (360) 786-5408.

There are 25 candidates in eight races on the August 4 primary election ballot. Elections are being held in the Port of Olympia, cities of Olympia, Tenino and Yelm, and the Centralia School District. Additionally, measures are on the ballot in Fire Protection Districts No. 5 and 9.

"While voting in presidential elections is popular and important, it's just as important to vote during odd-year elections," said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. "Every election matters, and the 2015 races will impact you on a daily basis. Our community is shaped by the local vote."

Former Seattle Seahawk Steve Largent encourages Thurston County voters to vote. "It's important that voters don't sit on the sidelines when given the opportunity to choose how things are run locally. When it comes to democracy, we're on the same team. Please vote today!"

The Thurston County Auditor's Office is a designated voting center during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters may obtain a ballot, ask questions, or use the AutoMARK™ voting assistance device at the Auditor's Office. The Auditor's Office is located in the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Room 118 in Olympia, 98502.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3