These feeds are of the Ballot Counting Room, where the ballots are tabulated, and the ballot processing rooms where early and provisional ballots are processed and prepared for tabulation. The staff in these rooms are Elections Department fulltime and intermittent employees and observers from different political parties.
The County is required by state statute to have a live video feed of the counting room. The County is providing feeds for ballot processing and storage in the interest of transparency.
To prevent the possibility of illegal manipulation of voted ballots, any time voted ballots are not in a sealed container, they shall be in the presence of no fewer than two observers from different political parties. Additionally, the two-person rule is extended to operations in the tabulation room. Anytime the server is unlocked and unsealed, there must be at least two Elections Department employees present in the room. If there are voted ballots in the room, political party observers must be present as well. For more information about Elections Center security, see the Elections Security Plan.