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June 29, 2016

Boulder County’s Primary Election Audit Open to Public

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Boulder County, Colo. – The public is invited to observe the Boulder County Election Division’s 2016 Primary Election voting equipment audit beginning Friday, July 1 at 9 a.m. The audit is a post-election quality assurance test that ensures the accuracy of the machine tally of votes.

Boulder County’s audit is conducted according to state statute. Ballots are selected from a scanner determined by the Secretary of State’s office. Any discrepancy is investigated. A final report is issued to the Boulder County Canvass Board for verification before the election is certified.

Members of the public can observe the audit process at the Boulder County Ballot Processing Center, 1750 33rd Street in Boulder (check in on 2nd floor at the Elections Division). Contests and ballot batches will be randomly selected from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. Ballots will be manually tallied and compared with machine tallies beginning Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m. and continue until complete (likely by 4:30 p.m.) for the audit. The process will continue Wednesday, if

Complete audit details and data will be available at on or after July 11.