– “September 26 is National Voter Registration Day”
Local registration drives held as part of national day of action; registered voters encouraged to post selfies and photos with #CelebrateNVRD [and #ThurstonVotes] on social media accounts
“On September 26, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will join a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day on November 7 as part of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). The Auditor’s Office encourages eligible voters to register online (MyVote.wa.gov) or at one of the many following voter registration drives throughout the week:
September 26, 11am – 2pm
Haggens Northwest Fresh (1313 Cooper Point Rd SW, Olympia)
Grocery Outlet (8221 Martin Way E, Lacey)
Walmart in Yelm (17100 State Route 507 SE, Yelm)
Tenino Market Fresh (669 Lincoln Ave E, Tenino)
‘Registering to vote is the first and most critical step to fulfilling your civic responsibility as an eligible voter,’ said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. ‘Without registering to vote you can’t vote. If you don’t vote, you’re not participating in key decisions about who represents your interests at different levels of government, and how our communities respond to important issues,'” quoting the Press Release from Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall.
– “Feds: Russians tried to hack Washington state elections”
“Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election.
Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a statement that the Department of Homeland security informed her office Friday of the attempted breach, which state officials had already been aware of.
‘As we’ve stated before, we continue to work cooperatively with DHS – including during the election last year. The security protocols we already have in place made us aware of these attempted intrusions by Russian IP addresses throughout the course of the 2016 election. There was no successful intrusion and we immediately alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the activities,’ Wyman said in a released statement,” by Associated Press and Chris Daniels, KING 5 News, Seattle.