Leader in ballot tracking, security and technology advancements looks to serve four additional years
EVERETT—County Auditor Carolyn Weikel will run for re-election this fall. “I’ve worked hard with my team to be a model for integrity and accountability,” said Weikel. I have provided stable, nonpartisan leadership in all areas of my office. I will continue to implement innovative technologies and eliminate outdated processes. I ask voters for another term.”
Weikel served as Snohomish County Licensing Manager and as Election Manager prior to being elected Auditor in 2007. As Auditor, Weikel oversees licensing, recording, animal control and elections functions for Snohomish County.
She is viewed in the elections community as a leader who embraces new and innovative technology that improves the voting process. Specifically, Weikel has implemented a ballot tracking and security system that protects privacy while assuring ballots can be properly accounted for and tracked. “People want their ballots to be secure and to be counted,” said Weikel. “I take election integrity seriously, and I have the required experience to ensure transparent and fair elections.”
If re-elected, Weikel will continue to advance voting technologies and improve systems that make it easier for people to participate in elections, including our active military and overseas voters.
Over the past two years Weikel has implemented 15% budget reductions, impacting both staffing levels and the ability to maintain previously established service levels. “In spite of these reductions” said Weikel “we’re doing more with less, and seeking new ways to be efficient and responsive. Our employees are doing a great job maintaining excellent customer service even as their workloads grow. We’ll continue working hard for all the people of Snohomish County.”
Weikel will launch her campaign with a kickoff later this spring and plans to campaign actively throughout the County.