Mason County uses Clear Ballot to tally our ballots. It’s a state of the art system that is certified by both the federal government and the Washington Secretary of State. We use version 2.1 of Clear Vote software. Additional information about the security features of the Clear Ballot system are available here.
There are several ways that we ensure that our system is not tampered with. It is not connected to the internet. We use cleaned thumb drives provided by the Secretary of State’s office to download information from our Clear Ballot system. The thumb drives are single use, to ensure that they do not contain any viruses or malware. Our ballot processing center and the server room have a 24/7 security system so we get instantaneous alerts if there is movement after hours and recordings that we archive with each election