The public is invited to observe the Boulder County Election Division’s 2022 General Election risk-limiting audit (RLA) beginning on Saturday, November 19 along with other post-election certification activities, as detailed below.
- What: Boulder County Risk-Limiting Audit
- When: Saturday, November 19 (see detailed schedule below)
- Where: 1750 33rd Street, Boulder; Please RSVP by Friday evening to Vote@BoulderCountyVotes.org as space is limited; Check in at the Ballot Processing Center.
- Who: Open to public
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. 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. To learn more about risk-limiting audits, see the Secretary of State’s FAQs on the RLA.
At the Boulder County Ballot Processing Center, members of the public can observe the risk-limiting audit process alongside the canvass and audit board members (the canvass board is the group of individuals who certify the election after reviewing a detailed reconciliation report on the election). Here is the schedule of activities. All activities are open to the public:
|Nov. 18 – Friday||10 a.m.||Secretary of State’s office provides high-level background on RLA and establishes random seed, which provides the basis for determining which random ballots to pull and audit. Online observation only (about 15 min process). See Secretary of State notice for link.|
|Nov. 19 – Saturday||12:30- 6 p.m. (or until complete)||Audit board kick-off, ballot pull, and conduct risk-limiting audit|
|Nov. 20 – Sunday||11 a.m. - until complete||This is a contingency day if audit is not completed on Saturday. Monday and Tuesday are also contingency days.|
|Nov. 30 – Wednesday||9:30-10:45 a.m.||Canvass Board Meeting - online only. During the meeting, staff presents data that provides evidence to certify the election. This includes voter registration changes during the election and election results including ballots received versus ballots counted, including mail ballots and in-person ballots. This data is also summarized in the Reconciliation Report. RSVP to Vote@BoulderCountyVotes.org by Tuesday, November 29 by 5 p.m. to get link to view.|
Complete risk-limiting audit details and data will be available at on the Secretary of State’s Audit Center after the audit is complete.
The Boulder County Elections Division expects to post complete and official election results and related documentation at the end of day on Thursday, December 1. Those results and canvass reports can be found on our website, www.BoulderCountyVotes.org.
Start dateNovember 19, 2022 12:30 pmEnd dateNovember 19, 2022 6:00 pmCalendarElections, Home PageGoogle Calendar
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OrganizerBoulder County Elections Division
VenueBoulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office - Boulder officeAddress1750 33rd StreetCityBoulder