07. July 2023 · Comments Off on Benton County Elections – Observer Training Update · Categories: Announcements

Good Morning,


We will be testing out our evacuation procedures with the Sheriffs office on the 7th at 9am and then will have the training immediately following that.  We would love to have all observers participate in the drill so we can test out procedures as if a full operation was taking place.  If you have e-mail addresses for your observers please send them my way and I can e-mail calendar invites to everyone if needed. 

Also those of you who I have not received your coordinator sheets back, please send those to me as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Below are our dates for our mandatory observer training and our Official Logic & Accuracy test for the Primary Election.  This is for the paid observer program.

Mandatory Observer Training – July 7th 2:00pm (please keep in mind that any observers you have for your group must come to the training in order to be part of the program)

Official Logic and Accuracy Test – Wednesday July 5th  at 2:00 pm.  Due to this election only being local items the State will not be involved.  It will just be our internal Logic and Accuracy test.

I have attached the coordinator guidelines if you are still going to be the coordinator for your group as well as the observer manual.  If so, please complete and return back to me at your earliest convenience.

We may also be having a test run of our evacuation drill at the time of the training.  If it is scheduled I’ll send out more information as time gets closer.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Link to Observer Manual

Link to Observer Coordinator Guidelines

Amanda Hatfield
Elections Manager
Benton County Auditor | Elections Division
2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd. | Richland, WA 99352
(509) 736-3085 ext. 5639
Email: amanda.hatfield@co.benton.wa.us