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Election Official Information Exchange Program

Kim Wyman
Boston Harbor
Thurston
WA
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA, 98502 USA
360-786-5408
  • Pre Election Activities

    Thurston County has been regularly conducting vote by mail elections since 1993 and became a vote by mail county in 2005. Our office coordinates the preparation, mailing, and tabulation of over 150,000 countywide ballots for all jurisdictions in the county. We use the ES&S 650 tabulators and AutoMark DAU for ballot processing and have the DFM voter registration system. The conversion from polling place voting to vote by mail taught many lessons in efficiency, cost savings, and accountability.

  • Post Election Activities

    Thurston County has been regularly conducting vote by mail elections since 1993 and became a vote by mail county in 2005. Our office coordinates the preparation, mailing, and tabulation of over 150,000 countywide ballots for all jurisdictions in the county. We use the ES&S 650 tabulators and AutoMark DAU for ballot processing and have the DFM voter registration system. The conversion from polling place voting to vote by mail taught many lessons in efficiency, cost savings, and accountability.

  • Voting System Performance

    The conversion from pollling places to voting by mail taught us a great deal about changing ballot processing systems and making our voting system effective and efficient. We use the ES&S 650 machines and AutoMark DAUs and have improved performance by changing our process. To improve our accountability, accuracy, and throughput, we use an envelop sorter and redesigned our processing center. We also have improved our envelope and ballot designs to increase the throughput of ballots.

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