Voter Information

Medic One: A Local Measure to vote on in the Primary Election August 3, 2021

If approved by voters, Proposition No. 1 would authorize Thurston County to increase the County’s regular property tax levy for Medic One emergency medical
care and services in 2022 from the current amount of $0.289 to $0.35 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. This restores the increase approved by voters in 1999 and represents an incremental increase of approximately $0.06 per $1,000 of assessed value over the 2021 levy rate. 

The Voter's Pamphlet for Thurston County has more information and you can also watch this video for more detailed information.

 

Local Elections Affect your Quality of Life!

 

City Councils

  • Manage basic public services, such as sewer, water, fire, police, roads, parks, and more.

  • Establish and enforce local laws effecting individuals and businesses, including local taxes.

  • Control how land can be used and supervise the City Manager in the work of City staff.

  • Mange relations with other governments, non-profits, and businesses for the benefit of City residents.

 

Port Commissioners

  • Encourage economic development throughout Thurston County

  • Manage the Port, airport, extensive real estate, and rural properties

  • Make decisions affecting the environment and neighborhoods

  • Set the budget and use taxation powers

School Boards

  • Set policies on curriculum, dress codes, disciplinary actions

  • Hire superintendents

  • Set District budgets

  • Support education K-12

  • Works with teachers, administrators, parents, and community members to support all aspects of K-12 education

Find candidates and issues you support in your Voters’ pamphlet!

 

 

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. There is also a Spanish language insert translating the information provided. Both versions of the pamphlet are available in paper copy. Contact our League for more information.

Our State-Wide Be a Voter Campaign is just beginning!

 

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If you have had a felony conviction, you can find out about when your right to vote is restored by visiting the Secretary of State's website, at this page:  

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/felons-and-voting-rights.aspx

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Take a look at the LWVWA and Spokesman Review tabloid "YOUR VOTE" to see how powerful your vote is.   

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