Remember to vote in Feb. 13 Special Election

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Remember to vote in Feb. 13 Special Election

The Olympia School District has one measure on the February 13, 2018 Special Election ballot: a proposed four-year technology and safety replacement levy.


The levy would raise an estimated $35.4 million over four years (2019-2022) to help pay for increased student access to technology, as well as safety projects districtwide.


The proposed levy is not a new tax. The measure would replace an expiring four-year technology and safety levy approved by voters in 2014 and adds safety and technology resources.


To learn more specifics about the levy, visit a technology and safety replacement levy election information page on the Olympia School District website. An informational video about the proposed levy may also be viewed on the district website or any of the 19 school websites.


The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division mailed ballots to registered voters on January 24. To be counted, ballots must be postmarked or dropped in postage-free ballot drop boxes by 8 p.m. on Election Day, February 13.


Ballot drop boxes are open 24 hours a day and close promptly at 8 p.m. on Election Day. For a list of ballot drop box locations, visit the Thurston County Elections Division website.


The last day to register to vote in this election if not currently registered in Washington state is Monday, February 5, 2018. This may only be done in person at the Thurston County Elections Division, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg. 1 Room 118, Olympia.


The Elections Division office is regularly open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except on the first Friday of the month when the office opens at 9 a.m. On Election Day, the office has extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.