10-percent of polling places used during the presidential primary last month have been randomly selected for an audit. State statute calls for a review of results to ensure the integrity of the vote and to promote confidence in the process. There were 723 polling places that used optical scan machines, so the Secretary of the State chose 73 primary and 10 alternate locations.
Among those to be audited are machines from Park Avenue School in Danbury, Center Fire House in Southbury and from the Bethel Municipal Center. The results of audits will be analyzed, and then be made available to the public.
The audit can start no earlier than May 11th and will be complete by June 3rd.