I observed from 12/01/16 - 12/07/16 I watched a complete hand count of Eau Claire county - where every discrepancy was given attention until answers were found; where the county clerk included all observers into the process - reviewing, counting, keeping track, she invited and responded to every question we had; where all parts of the process were observable; where the recount team worked tirelessly and with respect. I feel fortunate to have participated.
The Eau Claire County recount went very smoothly with very few discrepancies in numbers, and those were reconciled easily. The system established by our County Clerk,Janet Loomis, and the City Clerk Donna Austad, was well organized and efficient. All staff were welcoming to observers and willingly spent time educating us about the process. I feel fortunate to have been part of this experience.