The Thurston County Auditor’s Office will conduct a random audit of the Nov. 2 general election to demonstrate the accuracy of its tabulation equipment.
The audit will take place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 4 at the Ballot Processing Center, 2905 29th Ave. SW, Suite E, in Tumwater.
“Transparency in elections is critical to our democracy,” said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall in a news release. “The random audit is a required post-election process and how we ensure our elections are free, fair, safe and secure.”
Observers appointed by the county Democratic and Republican parties will be on hand during the audit, along with independent observers, stated the release. They’ll be able to ask questions and learn more about the election process.
Anyone interested in becoming an observer can call 360-786-5408 or email email@example.com.
A livestream of the audit will be available online at www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/elections-live-feed.aspx.
All visitors are required to wear masks at the Ballot Processing Center. Citizens with disabilities who need special accommodation should contact Tillie Naputi-Pullar at 360-786-5408 or Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: 711 Washington Relay.