Mason County welcomes and encourages observers to watch all processes that are conducted throughout the election to help ensure that our election process is accurate, secure, transparent, and in accordance with the law.

There are multiple ways to observe:

  • In person at the Ballot Processing Room.
  • Through our 24/7 livestream of activity in the Ballot Processing Room.
  • In person at ballot drop box locations in accordance with the law.

To view in person the major political parties designate their own observers. Contact your political Party to join their respective observer teams. If you are not associated with a party but would like to observe please contact the Elections Department for further information. All observes must participate in Observer Training to observe in person, and agree to observe operations on a professional, polite, non-interference basis and direct all questions and feedback to the Elections Superintendent.

Observer Training

Date: July 11th, 2024

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: 411 N 5th St, Shelton, WA 98584 in the Commissioner Chambers


Opportunities to Observe-August 6, 2024 Primary Election

* Livestreams are only available during the election 07/09/24-08/20/24


Posting Ballot processing times require 2 day notice. For more detailed information about ballot processing and collection times please call the Elections office at (360) 427-9670 x470

  • L&A Test: Wednesday, July 3rd at 9am LiveStream
  • Ballot Collection & Processing: Begins Monday, July 15 -Monday, August 19 (M-F starting at 8am)
  • Random Audit: Thursday, August 8 at 2pm Livestream
  • Random Compliance Check: Monday, August 12 at 9am
  • Risk Limiting Audit: Wednesday, August 14 at 9am Livestream
  • Canvasing Board – Challenged Ballot Review: Monday, August 19 at 2pm Livestream
  • Canvasing Board – Election Certification: Tuesday, August 20 at 2pm Livestream