Promoting Democracy

2017-try-cover.jpgThe Thurston County LWV organizes and hosts events and activities to educate and inform voters regarding local, state and national subjects and issues. The League presents information regarding issues through meetings and debates, and publications like They Represent You (TRY) brochure (PDF). TRY is a comprehensive document containing contact information about Thurston County, Washington State and National elected officials as well as Thurston School Districts, Courts and other public agencies.

Thurston County LWV works to register voters at events and multiple locations year-round. The League updates and directs voters to VOTE 411, the voter information on-line resource which provides candidate and issue information prior to each election. The League also conducts candidate interviews on TCTV seen as the “Go-to” for elections information.

Recent Events

League Primary Candidate Forums were held on July 24th, 2017. Candidates for Olympia City Council positions 5, 6, and 7, Lacey position 7 and Tumwater position 6, all races with more than 2 candidates, were interviewed on TCM (formerly TCTV). Mary Moore, Elyette Weinstein and Allyson Brooks were capable moderators and Barb Steffen, Sandra Herndon and Shelley Ferer were great timers. Connie Christy and Pat Dickason hosted. The candidates were grateful to League for offering the forums; you can view them on You Tube and on Channel 77. The links are listed below.


From the League of Women Voters of Washington:

Sign up for National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and 125 Leagues across the nation have already signed up to participate. All you need to do is agree to host a registration event in your community on 9/26, or otherwise publicize the importance of voter registration. The League has been the single largest on-the-ground partner for NVRD since 2012. Sign up at

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