AutoMARK voting machines to be available for Thurston County primary

Staff writerJuly 26, 2013 

AutoMARK voting machines will be available throughout next week, leading up to the Aug. 6 primary, for voters who would otherwise be unable to read or mark their ballots, according to a news release from the Thurston County Auditor's Office. 

The AutoMARK machine can read the ballot to the voter, magnify the print on the ballot, and mark the ballot for the voter. Voters who previously have been unable to vote privately and independently will be able to do so with these machines.

There is one AutoMARK currently available at the Thurston County Auditor's Office, at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, in building 1, room 106. The machine is available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and on Aug. 6, will be available to use from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Before the primary on Aug. 6, machines will be available at the following  times and locations:

9-11:30 a.m. Monday, at Olympics West Retirement Inn, 929 Trosper Road Sw, Tumwater.

1-4 p.m. Monday, at Manor Care, 4524 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey.

9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, at Panorama City-CNR, 1600 Sleater-Kinney Road SE, Lacey.

9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Capital Place, 700 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia.

1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Merrill Gardens, 616 Lilly Road NE, Olympia.

9 a.m.-noon Thursday, at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia.

3-6 p.m. Friday, at the Olympia Transit Center, 222 State Ave. NE, Olympia.

noon-4 p.m. Saturday, at the Olympia Transit Center, 222 State Ave. NE, Olympia. 

AutoMARK machines do not produce ballots. Voters will need to bring their ballots and mailing envelopes to the voting machine with them. 


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