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Opportunity to Serve

All positions on the Citizens’ Election Oversight Committee (CEOC) are currently open for nominations and appointments. Persons interested in serving on this volunteer committee should download the application and position description for more details, and for instructions on how to submit an application. The CEOC meets at the Elections headquarters building919 Southwest Grady Way, Renton, WA. The initial application period closed on June 11th. The application period has been extended for the following positions and will remain open until filled

  • One jurisdictional representative (junior taxing district or a city with a population under 20,000)

  • One representative from the Vietnamese-speaking community

  • One representative from an academic institution who has knowledge of elections

  • One representative from a nonpartisan organization in King County that promotes equality and the advancement of blacks or African Americans, such as the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

The mission of the CEOC is to help King County restore and maintain public confidence in elections. The CEOC is also responsible for making recommendations to the Council to improve the performance of the King County elections division, and to help ensure that accountability and performance of the elections division is provided in a transparent manner that is meaningful to the residents of King County.

Ordinance 15453 and Ordinance 17273 created the current Citizens’ Election Oversight Committee (CEOC). Appointments to the CEOC are made by the Council Employment and Administration Committee and are subject to confirmation by Full Council. The committee must include members representing the following:

  • One representative from a nonpartisan organization active in King County that evaluates candidates and ballot measures, such as the Municipal League

  • One representative from a nonpartisan organization active in King County that provides elections information to the public, such as the League of Women Voters

  • One representative from the Office of the Washington Secretary of State

  • One jurisdictional representative (junior taxing district or a city with a population under 20,000)

  • One representative from the Disability community

  • One representative from the Chinese-speaking community 

  • One representative from the Vietnamese-speaking community

  • One representative from the King County Republican Party

  • One representative from the King County Democratic Party

  • One representative from the Spanish-speaking community

  • One representative from the Korean-speaking community

  • One representative from an academic institution who has knowledge of elections

  • One representative who has experience in technology

  • One representative from a nonpartisan organization in King County that promotes equality and the advancement of blacks or African Americans, such as the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

  • Two registered King County voters

Members should have but are not limited to: (1) Working knowledge of local or state government elections operations and management, demography, technology and organizational management, (2) a strong commitment to an accountable, transparent, well-managed and efficient elections operation in King County, and (3) a willingness to commit the time necessary to attend committee meetings and activities.

Members should not hold elective public office or be a candidate for election to public office, other than as a precinct committee officer. With the exception of ex office members – members shall serve three year terms.

 

Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov