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Don Seabrook | Electing to photograph

When election time arrives I'm pessimistic about getting an interesting photograph of the process. There aren't too many unique opportunities and candidates usually aren't very animated. This year was better than most.

The plan was to go to the Chelan County Auditor's Office the day before polling closed and find some kind of image to hold the place on the front page in case I couldn't come up with something interesting from election night.

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From left, election workers Terry Hammond and Teresa Wilder record ballots on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, that were brought into the Chelan County Auditor's Office.

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Elections worker Teri Wickens checks ballots for errors in the Chelan County Auditor's office Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Only green pens are allowed in the ballot room at the courthouse to keep workers from changing votes.

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A write in ballot for "Zeus, God of Thunder" comes to the attention of the Chelan County Auditor's office. According to workers there, Mickey Mouse is the most popular fictional character used.

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East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy, left, and Councilman Tim Detering end the East Wenatchee council meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 5, 2019, before election results are announced. Lacy, who didn't seek election for his mayoral post but tried for the Douglas County Sewer Board, and Detering, trying to take Lacy's place as mayor, were both defeated in the election.

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East Wenatchee mayor candidate Jerrilea Crawford, center left, reacts with her supporters to the first announcement of her lead over Tim Detering at a party in East Wenatchee Tuesday night, Nov. 5, 2019. At center right is coworker Linda Davis with the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Photo Editor Don Seabrook: (509)661-5225

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I was born in Wenatchee, went to Eastmont High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a communications degree in journalism. I have a wife and three children.

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