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Aug. 6 Primary Election Observer Opportunities

Ballots will be mailed July 17 and processing will begin as soon as ballots arrive in the office.


Observers have the opportunity to view:

  1. Sorting ballot return envelopes
  2. Scanning ballot return envelopes
  3. Signature verification
  4. Opening & reviewing ballots
  5. Scanning ballots
  6. Adjudicating

Check the calendar on the Auditor's website at for any Election event updates or call the Election Division at (360) 778-5102.


Scheduled meeting dates and times:

July 8

10:00 am

2:00 pm

Logic & Accuracy Test:

  • Accessible Voting Units
  • Ballot Counting Equipment

July 11

11:00 am

Observer Training

Aug 7

3:00 pm

Hand Count Group Selection by Official Political Party Observers

Aug 8

10:00 am

Manual Hand Count (audit)

Aug 14

9:00 am

Risk Limiting Audit

Aug 19

10:00 am

Canvassing Board to Review Challenged Ballots

Aug 20

10:00 am

Canvassing Board Certification of Election


If you have any questions please contact County Auditor Stacy Henthorn at (360) 778-5105.