Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election

Drive-Through Voter Services During Pandemic at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus


Submitted by Thurston County Auditor’s Office

The Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division mailed more than 187,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the August 4 Primary Election.

Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot but hasn’t by Wednesday, July 22 should contact the Auditor’s Office at 360.786.5408 or Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, June 19. The Auditor’s Office opened 29 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of locations and addresses is included in the mailed ballot materials and online at

Ballots must be postmarked by August 4. Voters are advised to check mailboxes for pickup times to make sure their ballots will be postmarked by Election Day. No stamp is needed to mail your ballot. If you miss your mail pickup time, ballot drop boxes are open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 (Election Day).

Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot, and vote at the Drive-Through Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College’s (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the August primary and November general elections. For more details and to see a map, visit

The Drive-Through Voting Center at SPSCC will be open:

  • July 15 through July 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
  • Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and
  • Monday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • On Election Day, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the Voting Center at SPSCC will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Any voter in line at the voting center at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day will be allowed to vote.
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