Internet election results: It’s just a fad

The Auditor will post election results in almost-real time this evening. First post should be about 8:15, and because of the very few races the evening count may be done by 9:30.

The first live Internet election results from the Whatcom County Court House was the November 7, 1995 general election. It was on this NwCitizen website. Barry Bowen and I set up a computer in the rotunda with a dialup connection via nas.com and keyed in the results as we got the printouts from Shirley. We also took digital photos of the election night crowd and posted them up. We had fun and most folks thought our project a temporary fad. Tonight, one prominent mayoral candidate will entertain supporters at his home while they watch the results via Internet.

About John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has [...]