On Monday, November 7, 2022, Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Keith Carson and Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis held a press conference to demonstrate the County’s virtual election count observation platform.

Fairness, accuracy, and efficiency are the intention of all elections, and election observers help to promote transparency and confidence in the election process. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters first implemented virtual election observation in 2020 and is maintaining this increased transparency measure to allow any member of the public the ability to observe vote processing from any device, from any place, during all hours of operation.

“There is a great deal of anxiety and distrust that has been stirred up through misinformation around the election process over the past few years here in Alameda County and across the country,” said Supervisor Carson. “Having your vote count is at the heart of a democratic process, and we are committed to ensuring that every voice is counted, regardless of political party or who you support.”

Most aspects of the voting process are open to public observation, including ballot opening, signature verification, automated signature recognition, and more. Election observation will be made available through election day and until all election results have been certified.

Members of the public can observe the election processing virtually by visiting acvote.org. To observe in-person, visit the Registrar of Voter’s office at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland, CA 94612. For more information, contact (510) 272-6933 or 1(800) 834 -6454.