Sign up for the Open Government eNewsletter
We warmly welcome your thoughts on og-blog and especially welcome your emails with suggested postings and links to interesting stories and court cases. If you have something to say about open government in Washington State, sending it to og-blog is probably the best way to get it out. Don’t hesitate to contact us at

Monday, November 3, 2008

UPDATED: Pierce County Auditor Won't Release Vote Results on Election Night

Pierce County Auditor Pat McCarthy, a vociferous opponent of open government, will not release election-night results of Pierce County's (bizarre) instant run-off vote for County offices (and McCarthy is running for one of those offices, County Executive).

This blog entry from the Tacoma News-Tribune's Dave Seago is fascinating reading.

UPDATE: After the outcry noted above, the Pierce County Auditor might release the results of the election late Tuesday night. If she feels like it.