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Date: 3/3/2020


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Election Officials to Randomly Select Precincts for Hand Count Audit of Ballots

Raleigh, N.C. – After the March 3 primary election, the State Board will randomly select precincts, early voting sites and by-mail ballots to be counted by hand in every county.

The random selection will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday (March 4) in the Board Room at the State Board of Elections Office on the Third Floor of the Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh.


Webinar ID: 240-171-795

Phone Number: +1 (415) 655-0060

Audio PIN:  930-750-549

The sample audit count is required by statute and helps ensure the reliability of election results tabulated by a machine. The audit is a comparison of the machine counts with hand-to-eye counts completed as a test to ensure voting equipment read the voter's choices accurately.

The State Board of Elections office conducts a series of additional post-election audits and investigations, where necessary, to ensure the integrity of election results.

For more information on election security, go here.





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