Earlier this week, the complete online results of Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington contest were temporarily unavailable on king5.com. The company that powers the online voting system experienced some technical difficulties which forced KING-TV and Evening Magazine to remove the results from the site for a few days to sort things out. The results were first displayed on Friday evening, Nov. 2, but then removed on Monday morning, Nov. 5, when the problems were discovered. They will be available online once again on Thursday, Nov. 8.
KING-TV/Evening Magazine contracts an outside company to handle the collection and vote management for Best of Western Washington. We rely on this independent third-party vendor to handle all vote-gathering and counting activities, allowing KING-TV/Evening Magazine to remain an impartial bystander. The vendor we work with specializes in local business contests just like Best of Western Washington.