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Election observation changes due to Covid-19

The safety of the public and our workers is paramount while securely processing ballots in our facility. To address this concern, we have protocols in place that allow us to continue to process ballots efficiently while making the floor observable.

At this time, we are still requiring masks that cover nose and mouth, frequent handwashing and sanitizing, and social distancing in our facility.

Please remember that this is an ever-changing landscape and additional requirements may be requested based on new information we receive. We ask that observers be flexible and work with us to maintain a safe work environment for our teams.

Thank you for working with us! We look forward to your participation in the upcoming election.

Watch us process the election online.

Observers from both political parties 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. Elections are also monitored and formally reviewed periodically by the Secretary of State’s office .

Activities take place at King County Elections headquarters.

August 3, 2021 Primary Election

Activity Dates
Accessible voting units available July 14 – August 3
Alternate format ballots July 19 – August 16
Ballot drop boxes
July 15 – August 3
Ballot opening July 21 – August 16
Ballot review July 22 – August 16
Canvassing Board meetings See Canvassing Board page
Incoming ballot sort
July 19 – August 16
Logic and Accuracy test of mail ballot scanning and tabulation equipment July 20 at 1 p.m.
Mail ballot scanning July 22 – August 16
Provisional ballots August 9 – August 16
Signature verification and envelope review July 19 – August 16
Vote centers
July 14 – August 3

March 23, 2021 King Conservation District Election

Activities take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the dates noted below and on Election Day, March 23.

Activity Dates
Alternate format ballots, including signature verification March 1 – 30
Ballot review March 1 – 30
Ballot scanning
March 11 – 30
Logic and Accuracy test of mail ballot scanning and tabulation equipment March 10 at 1 p.m.

TTY: Relay 711

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