Photo courtesy: Thurston County Auditor
– “Thurston County Auditor’s Office Wins Award for Voter Outreach Efforts”
“The Thurston County Auditor’s Office is the recipient of the 2016 Washington Secretary of State’s voter outreach award. This annual award recognizes a county’s elections division for excellence in efforts to increase voter participation and improve voter education.
‘Our elections team has achieved a lot of firsts in the state and even the country. It’s nice to be recognized by Washington State as being the best,’ said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. ‘Our voter outreach efforts use technological and creative tools – a trend we’re seeing particularly with our millennial voters, who are the largest voting bloc in the nation. Additionally, most of our outreach efforts are free, which saves taxpayers money. We’re getting a big bang for our buck on our voter outreach efforts.’
The Secretary of State’s Office chose Thurston County specifically for its innovative communications campaigns…,” quoting the Thurston County Auditor.
– Editor’s note:
I remind Yelm Community Blog readers that then-candidate for Auditor Mary Hall ran on a platform of reaching out to millennials to get them in the voting process, so has fulfilled her campaign pledge with an acknowledgement such as this. Congratulations to Mary Hall and her fine team.