As a consequence of the Washington State Conservation Commission having voted on Feb 20, 2019 to remove two of the Thurston Conservation District board’s five members effective immediately for neglect of duty and malfeasance in office, a special election is taking place. Eligible voters must be registered to vote in Thurston County and live within the Conservation District Boundaries. Some parts of Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino do not qualify -- an informative map can be seen on the TCD Website.
There is one nominated declared candidate. That person is Thomas 'TJ' Johnson. His candidate statement can be seen by clicking here.
Eligible voters can vote in person or by absentee ballot, as follows.
Vote in Person Voters may cast their vote in person at the poll-site election on March 26th. The poll-site will be open between 8 am and 8 pm at the Thurston Co. Auditor’s Ballot Processing Center (2905 29th Ave. E., Suite E, Olympia, WA 98502)
Vote by Absentee Ballot Absentee ballots may be requested in person through March 25th at 4:30 pm from the Thurston County Auditor’s Office (2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502)
All absentee ballots must be postmarked by March 26, 2019. Absentee ballots may also be dropped in the ballot drop box at the Thurston County Court House (2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502).
The League of Women Voters publishes a Citizen's Directory of Elected Officials each year, called "They Represent You." This valuable resource provides a complete list of all local, state, and federal representatives who serve the citizens of Thurston County. View and download the PDF version of 2019 They Represent You.
Other helpful voter resources
- Online Voter Registration for Residents of Washington State website
- Thurston County Auditor website
- Secretary of State, Elections & Voting website
- For impartial, non-partisan information about judicial candidates, including endorsements, interviews, donations and media coverage go to www.votingforjudges.org. Choose your county and they will give you a list of your elections choices