The observer reports that there were no observers from the general public. Therefore the observer was able to go back and forth between the two counting tables unimpeded. As the afternoon progressed the counting proceeded without incident, with the exception of a single ballot from one precinct being challenged by both campaigns. Overall the observer reports that the county auditor ran a very tight ship, and was adept at defusing arguments between the campaigns before they got out of hand. The observer felt the experience was both educational and rewarding.