Voting precincts have been selected at random for an audit of the August 12th primary results. 10-percent of all polling precincts used in an election are subject to the state mandated audit. They were selected at random by the Secretary of the State's office.
Among the 68 that will go through hand recounts are the machines from the Stony Hill Fire House in Bethel, Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield and the Community Building in Southbury.
Secretary Denise Merrill says Connecticut has the toughest elections audit laws in the country, officials don't just take the machines' word for it. The audits must be completed by September 12th.