Voting precincts have been selected to have primary results audited following the November 8th presidential election. Five percent of the polling places that use optical scan machines are subject to the audit. Those hand counted ballots will be matched against vote totals from optical scan machines.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says Connecticut has some of the most stringent audit laws in the country.
38 primary and 31 alternate locations were selected for an audit, which will be analyzed by UConn, the Secretary of the State’s Office and the State Elections Enforcement Commission. The offices subject to audit are President / Vice President, US Senate, and Representative in Congress. Among the polling locations selected at random are two in Danbury (War Memorial Gym and Westside Middle School) and two in Ridgefield (Academy, and East Ridge Middle School and Yanity Gym).