Ballots Mailed, Drop Boxes Open for Nov. 2 General Election


More than 187,000 ballots have been mailed to voters in Thurston County for the Nov. 2 general election by the Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division.

On Friday, Sept. 17, the auditor’s office also mailed ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County, stated a news release. 

The auditor’s office also opened 29 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. Visit to view a list of locations and addresses are included in the mailed ballot materials and online.

Election day is the final day ballots can be postmarked by, with voters being advised to check mailboxes for pickup times to make sure their ballots will be postmarked by Nov. 2. No stamp is needed on the ballots. If the mail-pickup time is missed, ballot drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot and vote using an accessibility voting device at the voting center located at 2400 Evergreen Park Drive S.W. in Olympia. Drive-thru voter services are also available there.

Voting assistance will be available at the Lacey Timberland Library, at 500 College St. S.E. in Lacey, where an accessible voting device will also be available.

The Evergreen State College HUB, at 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W. in Olympia, will also have voting assistance available.

The Thurston County Election Office Voting Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through Nov. 1. Voting runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

The Lacey Timberland Library Voting Center is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday through Nov. 1 and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the same time period. Election day voting will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Evergreen State College HUB, at 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W. in Olympia, will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

Registered voters who think they should have received a ballot, but haven’t by Oct. 20 can contact the Thurston County Auditor’s Office by phone at 360-786-5408 or by email at


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