Thurston County Elections Ballot Processing Center



You can watch our ballot processing live via live stream. We implemented this to provide transparency and ensure physical distancing at our Ballot Processing Center. Choose a view below and click on the image to live stream.


Click here to watch a video depicting the path a ballot takes through the Ballot Processing Center.


Please note: Live stream is best viewed using an updated browser such as Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

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Ballot Intake

Our sorting machine sorts returned oath envelopes down to the precinct level.  It takes a picture of your signature on the envelope so we can verify a voters' signature. Watch live here.






Signature Verification

Signature on the oath envelopes are compared to the signature in our voter registration database. Watch live here.





Ballot Inspection

Ballots are removed from oath envelopes, inspecting ballot and preparing for final processing. Watch live here.






Ballot Inspection

Staff remove returned ballots from oath envelopes, inspecting ballot and preparing for final processing. Watch live here.





Ballot Inspection

Staff remove returned ballots from oath envelopes, inspecting ballot and preparing for final processing. Watch live here.





Ballot Intake/Duplication

Aligning returned oath envelopes, preparing them for sorting machine. Watch live here.





Final Processing Scanning






Observer check-in

Visitors are able to observe ballot processing.  Security cameras are displayed on monitors. Watch live here.