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Boulder County to conduct election audit on Monday; public can view online

“To ensure tabulation was accurate, the process reviews how a ballot’s votes were captured at the time it was processed by comparing a sample of paper ballots with digital tallies," according to a county news release.
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The Boulder County Election Division will conduct the 2020 General Election risk-limiting audit live online beginning Monday and the public is invited to watch. 

“The risk-limiting audit is a test that helps ensure the accuracy of election results and provides the public with evidence that election outcomes reflect the votes cast by voters on their ballots,” according to a news release. “To ensure tabulation was accurate, the process reviews how a ballot’s votes were captured at the time it was processed by comparing a sample of paper ballots with digital tallies. … The software that facilitates the risk-limiting audit at the state level is open source, meaning anyone can examine the code themselves and other states are welcome to learn from or build upon it.”

The ballot box and ballot pull for the audit will begin no earlier than 10:30 a.m. Monday, after the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office conducts the risk-limiting audit random seeding at 9 a.m., according to the release. The seeding also can be viewed online. Learn more here.

The audit will take place from 9: 30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until complete on Tuesday, according to the release. The canvass board meeting, at which there will be a final presentation and sign-off on the election, will be at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24. 

To view the county audit, RSVP to Vote@BoulderCountyVotes.org or 303-413-7740 to obtain the video conference link.

The Boulder County Elections Division expects to post complete and official election results and related documentation no later than Nov. 25, according to the release.




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