Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has randomly selected voting precincts to have results audited following the municipal election. Five percent of the polling precincts are subject to the audit. The ballots will be matched against the vote totals from the optical scan machines. Among the precincts chosen at random was the Newtown Middle School Gym. Southbury Community Center District 3 was selected as an alternate to be audited. Merrill says this process is one of the strongest protections Connecticut has in order to ensure that the results accurately reflect the votes cast.