After the November 3 general election, the State Board of Elections will randomly select precincts, early voting sites and by-mail ballots to be counted by hand in each county.
The random selection of precincts to be audited in each county will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday (November 4). The selection will take place on a Microsoft Teams meeting.
Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/32a0nPg
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 and audits, visit https://www.ncsbe.gov/about-elections/election-security/post-election-procedures-and-audits.