Election Observer Training

In support of open, transparent and accessible elections, each year the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office offers observer training for the major political parties and the public.  This training provides an overview of the elections process and an introduction to the basic rules of conduct we expect all observers to follow. 

To ensure adequate opportunity for individuals to attend training prior to observing, we have scheduled two training times for 2015 – one prior to the 2015 Primary and one prior to the 2015 General Election.  In order to have official observer status, an individual need only attend one session prior to observing.  While attending observer training is not a requirement of observing any elections process, training participants are allow potentially freer access to observe processes.

In order to gauge interest and accommodate participants, I ask that you provide us with a list of potential attendees to Torie Waters at torie.waters@snoco.org.  We have identified the following dates for our observer training:

Session 1
Monday, July 13, 2015
10:00am – 12:00 pm

Session 2
Monday, October 12, 2015
10:00am – 12:00 pm

Trainings will be held in the Jackson House Elections Processing Center, 1818 Pacific Ave, Everett.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Torie Waters at 425-388-3372.

Thank you for your continued support of the elections process.