See King County ballot processing in action

November 3, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 3, 2011

King County Elections offers voters a behind-the-scenes look at ballot processing activities.

See live streaming video from cameras set up to capture the action at the elections office in Renton.

“Local voters and people from all over the world used our first web cam, which was put in place during last year’s general election, to watch our ballot opening process,” Elections Director Sherril Huff said in a statement. “I’m very happy to announce our decision to expand this system to include some additional views of our ballot processing area.”

The cameras display activities in the sorting, opening, and scanning areas of elections headquarters.

King County is the largest county in the United States to conduct elections entirely by mail. The elections office expects to process more than 500,000 ballots for the Nov. 8 election.

Officials plan to broadcast the activities until the election is certified Nov. 29.

Voters can also see the ballot process in person. King County Elections offers a public viewing loop. Guests can take a self-guided tour on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The viewing loop is open for extended hours on Election Day. Call 206-296-VOTE.

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