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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Mary Hall, Auditor, TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
Valerie Walston, Voter Outreach Coordinator, WalstoV@co.thurston.wa.us

Voters with Disabilities Can Use AutoMARK in Yelm and Tenino Jan. 29
AutoMARK device also available at County Auditor's office for Feb. 10 election

OLYMPIA – For voters needing assistance in casting their ballots during the February 10, 2015 Special Election, an AutoMARK™ voting device is available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office during business hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Election Day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Thurston County Elections officials will also travel to Yelm and Tenino, where the school districts have propositions on the ballot, to allow for even greater convenience in voting. Voters using the AutoMARK™ at the locations and dates listed below must bring their ballot.

  • Tenino: Thursday, Jan. 29
    10 a.m. to noon
    Tenino Timberland Library
    172 Central Ave. W in Tenino, 98589

  • Yelm: Thursday, Jan. 29
    1:30 to 4 p.m.
    Yelm Timberland Library
    210 Prairie Park St NE in Yelm, 98597

The AutoMARK™ is a voting assistance device that enables voters with visual impairments, cognitive/learning disabilities, illiteracy and/or limited mobility to vote secretly and independently. This device can read the ballot to the voter, magnify the print on the ballot, and mark the ballot for the voter.

"Voters who have never before been able to vote independently can use these devices to exercise one of their most fundamental American rights," said Auditor Mary Hall.

Visit ThurstonVotes.org for more information.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3