On Thursday, July 30, the Lewis County Canvassing Board shall convene at 9 a.m. at the Lewis County Historic Courthouse, Room 128, 351 NW North St, Chehalis to begin the canvass of the Primary Election to be held August 4, 2015. The first order of business will be to swear in all members and the clerks to the board. The clerks will then begin processing the returned ballots. After removing all ballots from their designated envelope, placing them with their respective precincts, they will then inspect, scan and resolve the ballots. These ballots will be secured at all times and results will be released at 8:00 p.m. on election night.
The canvassing board clerks will convene day to day, as needed, in order to complete the canvass not later than August 18, 2015. In addition, the canvassing board members shall meet on the following days:
August 13 at 9 a.m. to review and determine the status of all provisional, challenged and rejected ballots; and August 18 at 10 a.m. to certify the election.