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Military and Overseas Voters

Military and Overseas voters are provided extra securities and measures under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and the Military and Overeas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE).


  Already registered?


For those voters who have confirmed military/overseas civilian status, we send ballots 30 days (for special elections) to 45 days (for primary and general elections) prior to the election date.

If your residential address and/or name changes, you have 29 days before election day to update your registration to vote in your new district and/or with your new name.

  Need to register?

If you are not currently registered in Washington State, you are able to register through Election Day:

Return the paper form by:

  • Mail or In Person:  Thurston County Auditor's Office, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW (Bldg 1, Rm 118), Olympia, WA 98502
  • Email:  elections@co.thurston.wa.us
  • Fax: (360) 786-5223
  Registered but need extra time? Obtain and return your ballot electronically!


If you are always on the move or in an area of extremely slow postal service, you can get and send your ballot electronically.  You will need a printer so you can sign the declaration before you return it!

Returning your Ballot Electronically: Print your ballot, sign, and date it.  Send your signed declaration, privacy sheet (optional), and voted ballot by:

Your ballot and materials are due in our office by 8pm (PT) election night.  You do not have to mail the paper ballot when returning your materials electronically.  Otherwise, ensure that you sign and date your ballot declaration by election day and that we receive your ballot by the day before we certify the election.


Please do not hesitate to contact our office:

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  2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Bldg. 1 Rm. 118
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone: 360.786.5408
2905 29th Ave. SW, Ste. E,F
Tumwater, WA 98512

Phone: 360.786.5408
Fax: 360.705.3518
929 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Rm. 226
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone: 360.786.5402
Fax: 360.357.2481
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Bldg. 1 Rm. 106
Olympia, WA 98502

Licensing: 360.786.5406
Recording: 360.786.5405
Admin: 360.786.5224
Fax: 360.786.5223
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