Ballots for the August 4 primary election are going into the mail this week. You should receive yours soon. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so up to, and including election day. Voters can register by any means, including online at www.voter.votewa.gov up to 8 days before the election. During the last 8 days one must register in person at the Thurston County Auditor’s office. Any young voter who will be 18 years old by the November 4 election may register and vote in the August 2 primary election.
Completed ballots must be returned to the county auditor’s office by using the postage paid envelope that comes with the ballot (make sure it is enclosed in the security envelope first) or at one of the many ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. Ballots must be postmarked or deposited in a drop box by 8 PM on election day. If you are mailing your ballot, please make sure it is in a US Post Office box by noon on election day.
I am asking for your vote for another term in the Washington State Senate. The pandemic has created many challenges for our state, and I want to use my experience and leadership to help address the challenges. We face an $8+ billion budget deficit, a regressive tax structure that is not equipped to meet 21st Century needs, a healthcare system that needs major attention, and an education system that must redefine how we educates from pre-school through graduate school. And if Washington and other states do not get major financial assistance from the federal government we face a load of trouble. In times like these, experience counts, and I want to put my experience to work for our state.
And please remember to vote for Sam Hunt for State Senate. Thank you.