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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 19, 2015
Mary Hall, Auditor, TCAuditor@co.thurston.wa.us
Valerie Walston, Voter Outreach Coordinator, WalstoV@co.thurston.wa.us

Military and Overseas Ballots Mailed for Primary Election
More than 3,100 ballots mailed this week for Aug. 4 election

OLYMPIA, WA – The Thurston County Elections Division has mailed 3,107 ballots and voters' pamphlets and ballots to military and overseas voters for the August 4 primary election. This 45-day mailing provides these voters ample time to learn about the candidates and issues, vote and return their ballot in a timely fashion. All ballot declarations must be signed and dated by election day or received by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4.

There are eight races in the Primary Election:
  • Port of Olympia Commissioner Districts 1 and 3
  • Olympia Mayor
  • Olympia City Council Position No. 2
  • Tenino Mayor
  • Tenino City Council Position No. 5
  • Yelm City Council Position No. 6
  • Centralia School District Director Position No. 2

The top two winners in the primary election will appear on the November 3 general election ballot. Maintenance and operations levies for Fire Protection Districts 5 (Black Lake) and 9 (McLane) are also on the August ballot.

Military and overseas voters who have not received a ballot by Wednesday, July 8, should contact the Thurston County Auditor's Office at (360) 786-5408 for a replacement ballot, or visit ThurstonVotes.org to download a ballot.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3