04/13/2007: "Securing Your Vote in a Mail-in Election"
By Milene Henley
San Juan County is committed to conducting our elections in an open manner, accounting for every ballot received, and protecting the security of each vote. To those ends, in 2005, San Juan and Grays Harbor Counties participated in a pilot project for an audit program that tracks envelopes and ballots in a vote-by-mail election. The goal of the new software was two-fold: to improve the reconciliation of voted ballots, and to allow voters to verify that their votes had been counted.