A summer rite: Primary election

Thurston County households began receiving the voters pamphlet today, providing voters with a basic amount of information on a number of primary election races set for Aug. 6.

That’s no typographical error. The Primary Election is just a month away, smack in the middle of our Northwest summer. Voters will receive their ballots next week.

But voters might want to hold on to to those ballots for a week or two as candidates get around to your doorstep and profiles appear in this newspaper and on our website. In voting, as in most things, more information is better.

But don’t wait too long. Too many ballots arriving on the primary election deadline can prolong decisive results.

If you have not yet registered to vote, you should, and you have until July 29 to do it in person at the County Auditor’s Office.