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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 3, 2015
Contact:
Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor, TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
Valerie Walston, Voter Outreach Coordinator, WalstoV@co.thurston.wa.us

Auditor's Office Urges Voters—No Fictitious Ballot Names
Fictitious write-ins costs taxpayers' money

OLYMPIA, WA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office urges voters not to write in the names of fictional characters on the primary election ballot. Primary election day is Tuesday, August 4.

"Voters who don't wish to vote on any candidate in a race should simply leave it blank—all other votes will count," said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. "Processing fictitious ballot write-ins costs taxpayers' money. If you complete the oval, there is no need to write in their name."

The Thurston County Auditor's Office has produced a series of PSAs, available on ThurstonVotes.org and YouTube, urging citizens not to write in fictitious candidates.

For more information about the August 4 primary election and where to turn in your ballot, visit ThurstonVotes.org.


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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3