Register to vote for the August Primary Election

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Register to vote for the August Primary Election
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Thurston County residents interested in voting in the August 6, 2019 Primary Election may register to vote online up to eight days prior to Election Day. Information must be received by an election official by July 29.

There are three candidates vying for the District 1 seat on the Olympia School Board in the August 6, 2019 Primary Election. The top two vote-getters in this Primary Election will advance to the November 5 General Election.

The three candidates vying for the District 1 position are Ahniwa Ferrari, Maria Flores and Heath Howerton. The seat is currently held by Director Frank Wilson, who did not file for re-election.

There are two other board seats that will be on the November General Election ballot. The candidates for both of those seats are running unopposed. Justin McKaughan is vying for the District 2 seat that will be vacated by Director Joellen Wilhelm, and Hilary Seidel is running for re-election to the District 4 position, which she has held the past two years.

Register to vote online, by mail or in-person at the Thurston County Auditor's Office. In person voter registration is done at the Thurston County Elections Division, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. S.W., Bldg. 1, Rm. 118 in Olympia.

Additionally, Washington state is implementing Same Day Voter Registration beginning with the August Primary Election. You may register to vote in-person and update your voter registration address up to 8 p.m. on Election Day at the county Auditor’s Office.

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.

Election ballots will be mailed on July 17, 2019.