Candidate Forums

LWVTC maintains this Candidates and Forums page, which focuses on local races and candidates.  This is designed to help voters obtain useful information and make informed decisions.  The results for past elections can be found at the County Auditor, Elections, website.  Click here for that website.

Thurston CD’s 2021 Board of Supervisors Election is currently underway. Three of the five-member Board of Supervisors are elected by the public. This year there will be  a mail-in only election on March 16, 2021 for Position 1.   Here are voting details from the TCD:

Thurston Conservation District 2021 Election Information

Voter Information

Our 2021 Election will be a mail-in only election with no in-person polling site. Ballots may be requested beginning February 8, 2021 through March 11, 2021 by either emailing [email protected] or calling 360-754-3588 ext. 121.
When requesting a ballot, please share:

  • Full legal name.
  • Address at which you are registered to vote.
  • Mailing address (if different)
  • A way to contact you should we need to.

In person ballot requests may be made at the Thurston Conservation District offices (2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater WA 98512) March 8 – 12, 2021 from 8am – 4:30pm.

All ballots must be returned to the ballot drop box (available outside the TCD offices M-F from 8am – 4:30pm) or postmarked by March 16, 2021. Please note, you cannot return your ballot to other ballot drop boxes in Thurston County.


AND, here from a LWVTC member are some thoughts about this election.

Why should you vote in the Conservation District Election?
The Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors election is the only one in the county that is not conducted by the Thurston County Auditor.  Why is that?  The question is asked by state legislators from time to time. So far, they have decided that allowing the state’s 45 conservation districts to run their own elections helps to keep costs down for Districts in the state that are so small paying the county to conduct elections would break their budgets.

That’s why you have to request a ballot directly from the Conservation District itself at
There is only one candidate for the one open elected position this year (Position 1). So why bother to vote?  First, even though the filing period has ended, a write-in campaign is still a possibility.  More important, a vote in the election is a vote of confidence in the Board as a whole, as well as support for a new federal focus on land resources for climate mitigation.  This is also reflected in the Thurston County Review of Ag Policies and Procedures that LWVTC is participating in.



Positions Subject to Election in 2021 

 Details on these elections in Thurston County may also be found on the County Auditor website under the future elections tab or linked Here

City Council

Olympia-5 Council Positions

Lacey-4 Council Positions

Tumwater-4 Council Positions

Yelm-5 Council Positions

Tenino-3 Council Positions

Bucoda-3 Council Positions

Rainier-4 Council Positions

School Board

North Thurston Public Schools-2 Members

Olympia School District-2 Members

Tumwater School District-3 Members


Port of Olympia-2 Commissioners 

Olympia Municipal Court Judge-1 Position



Key Election Dates-2021

Candidate Filing Week

May 17-21, 2021

SOS certifies candidates to Auditors

May 25, 2021

Primary Election

Voters’ Pamphlets mailed

July 7, 2021

Ballots Mailed

July 14, 2021

Last day to vote

August 3, 2021

County Certification

August 17, 2021

SOS Certification

August 20, 2021

General Election

Voters’ Pamphlets Mailed

October 6, 2021

Ballots Available/Mailed

October 13, 2021

Last day to vote

November 2, 2021

County Certification

November 23, 2021

SOS Certification

December 2, 2021


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  • Fran Beard
    commented 2020-05-21 18:00:02 -0700
    Where is the Zoom link?

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