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Observing elections activities

Watch us process the election online

Observers from both political parties and non-partisan observers through the King County League of Women Voters are requested to be on site for every election as added assurance of oversight and accountability. If you would like to be an observer, please contact the political party with which you affiliate or the King County League of Women Voters.

Elections are also monitored and formally reviewed periodically by the Secretary of State’s office.

Activities take place at King County Elections headquarters.

April 23, 2024, Special Election

Election Activity Dates
Alternate format ballots

March 26 – April 5
Tuesdays and Fridays only
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 8 – May 2
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

Ballot drop boxes open  April 3 – April 23  
Ballot drop box pick up and ballot traying

April 8 – April 24
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ballot opening

April 10 – May 2
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays

Ballot review

April 11 – May 2
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays

Batch audit

April 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Canvassing Board meetings Visit the Canvassing Board page
Incoming ballot sort

March 26 – April 5
Tuesdays and Fridays only
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays

April 8 – May 2
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

Logic and Accuracy Test of Accessible Voting Units

March 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Logic and Accuracy Test of ballot scanning and tabulation equipment

March 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Mid-Election Logic and Acurracy test of ballot scanning and tabulation equipment

April 22 at 8:00 a.m.

Ballot scanning

April 11 – May 2
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays

Risk Limiting Audit

May 1 at 9:00 a.m.

Signature verification and envelope review

March 26 – April 5
Tuesdays and Fridays only
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 8 – May 2
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

Vote Centers, accessible voting units available

April 23 Special Election

April 3 – April 23
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays *
*Open until 8:00 p.m. Election Day

* During the election week (April 22 - 26), ballot processing may work extended hours.
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