Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary election.
According to the Thurston County Auditor’s Office, as of Friday, 14,664 voters had returned ballots, which is about 14 percent of eligible voters.
In Thurston County, there are five jurisdictions where their are primary races to narrow the field of candidates: the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, and the Olympia and Tumwater school districts.
There are three Olympia City Council races on the ballot, each with three candidates.
To trigger a primary, nonpartisan races must have three or more candidates. All candidates in races with two or fewer candidates automatically move on to the general election without a primary.
If you’re still making up your mind about who to give your support, check out The Olympian’s voter guide. Enter your address to see which races you’ll vote in and see how the candidates fielded our questions.
Ballots can be dropped off at the auditor’s office or at one of the drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday. For a replacement ballot, call the auditor’s office at 360-786-5408.