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King County Elections

King County Elections
919 Southwest Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057-2906

206-296-VOTE (8683)
TTY: Relay: 711
FAX: 206-296-0108

Hours:
Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

King County Canvassing Board

A canvassing board is a public entity that conducts a formal assessment ("canvass") of an election. The assessment includes reviewing vote totals, determining validity of challenged ballots, certififying the vote (RCW 29A.60.190) and administering any recount. Every county in Washington must have a county canvassing board; the duties and structure are outlined in RCW 29A.60.King County Canvassing Board Rules (pdf, Oct. 2014)

Canvassing Board Meetings

2014 King County Canvassing Board Members

  • Auditor/Director of Elections: Sherril Huff
  • Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Kevin Wright
  • King County Council Representative: Anne Noris

Canvassing Board schedule : current elections

About County Canvassing Boards

  • Members: By Washington state law, the county auditor serves as the county canvassing board chair; the other members are the county prosecuting attorney and the chair of the county legislative body. In each case, the member may select a designee, under certain conditions. Designations are formal and must be in writing and filed with the county auditor.
  • Responsibility: the county canvassing board adopts administrative rules that govern the canvassing process.
  • Meetings: all meetings are public meetings (per RCW 42.30); all rules must be adopted in a public meeting (per RCW 42.56).