Election Observer Plan
Colusa County has six mail ballot precincts and 12 polling place precincts. Our voting system consists of election systems and software in-precinct optical scanners (model 100) with election systems and a software AutoMARK accessibility component.
There were 7,826 registered voters in the county as of May 28, 2010. Of this total, approximately 48% are permanent vote-by-mail voters. Vote-by-mail ballots are processed at the elections office with the same equipment used at the polling places. Official observers, as well as members of the public, are invited to observe the process.
Observer Panel Members
In effect since 1985, the Colusa County Election Observer Panel Plan calls upon representatives of the following entities to assist in ensuring the integrity of the election process and to encourage participation and public input into the election process:
Letters of invitation are mailed to the above groups requesting the names of the representatives serving as observers for the election. Upon receipt of response, letters of introduction will be issued to panel members visiting polls on election day. Observers will also receive the Election Observer Code of Conduct
For More Information
Other groups or individuals expressing interest in observing election day activities may be included in the observer panel by contacting the elections office at (530) 458-0500.