Remember to vote in August 3 Primary Election

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Remember to vote in August 3 Primary Election

Ballots for the August 3, 2021 Primary Election have been sent to registered voters and must be mailed or dropped off in postage-free ballot drop boxes by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

The Thurston County Auditor’s Office mailed local ballots to registered voters on July 14, 2021. All Washington state elections are vote-by-mail.

Ballot drop boxes are open 24 hours daily and will continue to accept ballots until 8 p.m. on Election Day. For a list of drop box locations in the Olympia School District, visit the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division website.

There are three candidates vying for the District 3 seat and three candidates vying for the District 5 position on the Olympia School Board. The top two vote-getters in this Primary Election will advance to the November 2, 2021 General Election.

 

  • The three candidates vying for the District 3 position are Mark Boyer, Darcy Huffman and Gary Landis. The seat is currently held by Director Leslie Huff, who did not file for re-election.
  • The three candidates vying for the District 5 position are Scott Clifthorne, Rebecca Cornelius and Don Mitchell. The seat is currently held by Scott Clifthorne.

 

You may register to vote online, by mail or voter registration drive up to eight days prior to Election Day (July 26, 2021). You may register to vote in-person and update your voter registration address up to 8 p.m. on Election Day. In-person voter registration is done at the Thurston County Elections Division, 2400 Evergreen Park Dr. S.W. in Olympia.

To register to vote you must be:

 

  •  A citizen of the United States.
  • Residing at your current address for a minimum of 30 days before Election Day.
  • A legal resident of Washington state.
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day. If you are 16 years old, you may preregister to vote.

 

For more information, or to learn about items that will be included on the ballot, read the Thurston County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet. For other questions, contact the Elections Division at (360) 786-5408 or email elections@co.thurston.wa.us.