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Whatcom Elections Invites Election Observers

Observers will have the opportunity to view:

  1. Sorting returned ballot envelopes
  2. Scanning ballot envelopes
  3. Signature verification
  4. Opening & reviewing ballots
  5. Scanning ballots
  6. Adjudicating
Up to four observers will be allowed in the election center, one observer in the ballot sorting area, and one observer in the signature verification room.  To make room for all, only one official observer from each political party.  Additional observers are welcome regardless of party affiliation. The Auditor or designee will discuss with the party lead observers if space becomes an issue.

Please check the calendar on our website at for updates to processing schedules or call the Election Division at (360) 778-5102.

July 12
July 14
August 4
August 8
August 15
August 16
Logic & Accuracy Test
Observer Training
Manual Hand Count (Audit)
Risk Limiting Audit
Canvassing Board to Review Challenged Ballots
Canvassing Board Certification of Election

If you have any questions please contact County Auditor Diana Bradrick at (360) 778-5105 or Chief Deputy Auditor at (360) 778-5130