5 Aug

Voters Encouraged to Consider Running for Local Public Office

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ElectionsVoters interested in running for elected office must file during “Candidate Filing Week,” Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 19. There are nearly 80 offices in Thurston County up for election this year, including:• County Treasurer• Port Commissioners• City and Town Mayors & Council Members• City Municipal Court Judge • School Board Directors• Fire Commissioners• Cemetery District Commissioners• Parks & Recreation CommissionersVoters may file:• By mail – Now, but must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. May 19.• Online – 24/7 beginning May 15 at 9:00 a.m. until May 19 at 4:00 p.m. File on line at the Thurston County Elections’ website.• In person – Thurston County Auditor’s Office from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. between May 15 – 19.Filing fees (if any) vary by each position. These fees are nonrefundable and must be received in the Thurston County Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. May 19.“There’s a great political awareness in our country right now, and serving in local elected office is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference,” said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. “These local elected officials make decisions that impact all of us on a daily basis. Why not you?”For additional information, contact the Auditor’s Elections Division at 360-786-5408, elections@co.thurston.wa.us, or visit the Thurston County Elections’ website.last_img

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