Mason County welcomes observers to watch all processes that are conducted throughout the election to help ensure that our election process is accurate, secure and transparent.
There are two ways to observe, through our 24/7 live stream, link below, or in person. To view in person the major political parties can each designate two observers to be in the ballot processing room, contact the Mason County Democratic Party or Mason County Republican Party. If you are not associated with one of these parties but would like to observe please contact the Elections Department for further information. All observes must participate in Observer Training to observe in person.
Opportunities to Observe-August 2,2022 Primary
*ballot room live stream is only available July 15-August 16, 2022
Ballot Processing times may change, check back frequently for updates (2 day notice required)
- L&A Test: Friday, June 28-10am Live Stream
- Ballot Processing: Begins Monday, July 18 & July 19 -Ballot Collection begins at 8am, Signature Checking at 9:30
- Ballot Processing: July 20-August 5- Ballot Collection Begins at 8am, Signature Checking & Ballot Opening times may vary based on when ballots arrive at the office and the volume of ballots. You can check with our office to get specific processing times.
- Random Audit: Wednesday, August 3 at 8am Video Recording
- Risk Limiting Audit: Thursday, August 9 at 9am Video Recording
- Canvasing Board – Challenged Ballot Review: Monday, August 15 at 2pm
- Canvasing Board – Certification: Tuesday, August 16 at 2pm