2016 King County Canvassing Board Members
- Auditor/Director of Elections: Julie Wise
- Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Kevin Wright
- King County Council Representative: Carolyn Busch
A canvassing board is a public entity that conducts a formal assessment ("canvass") of an election. The assessment includes reviewing vote totals, determining validity of challenged ballots, certifying the vote and administering a recount. Every county in Washington must have a county canvassing board.
By Washington state law, the county auditor serves as the county canvassing board chair; the other members are the county prosecuting attorney and the chair of the county legislative body. In each case, the member may select a designee, under certain conditions. Designations are formal and must be in writing and filed with the county auditor.