After the November 2, 2021 municipal elections, the State Board of Elections will randomly select precincts, early voting sites and absentee-by-mail ballots to be counted by hand in each county with a municipal election.
The random selection of precincts to be audited in each county will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 3. The public is invited to attend the random drawing in the Board Room, State Board of Elections office, Third Floor, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh.
The selection will be broadcast on a Microsoft Teams meeting.
Meeting Link: Join conversation (microsoft.com)
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 the results.
For more information on election security and audits, visit Post-Election Procedures and Audits.