Remember to vote by February 8

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Remember to vote by February 8
Voter putting ballot in boxThe Olympia School District has one measure on the February 8, 2022 Special Election ballot: a proposed four-year Technology and Safety Replacement Levy.

The levy would raise an estimated $52.4 million over four years (2023-2026) 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 2018 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. The page includes a link to an informational video about the proposed levy.

The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division mailed ballots to registered voters on January 21. To be counted, ballots must be postmarked or dropped in postage-free ballot drop boxes by 8 p.m. on Election Day, February 8.

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 following are voter registration deadlines for the upcoming General Election:
January 31, 2022: Last day to register to vote or update your current voter registration by any means other than in person.
February 8, 2022: Register to vote or update your current voter registration in person and drive-thru only until 8 p.m. on Election Day February 8, 2022. In-person/drive-thru voter registration is done at the Thurston County Elections Division, 2400 Evergreen Park Dr. S.W., Olympia.

For additional voter registration information, visit the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division webpage. You may also call (360) 786-5408 or email [email protected]. For more information about ballot items, read the February 8, 2022 Thurston County Voters’ Pamphlet.