Press Releases

11/14/2018

Election Results to be Audited from Selected Polling Locations

A manual count of ballots from five percent of all polling places to be matched against machine totals

HARTFORD – Secretary of the State Denise Merrill was joined by students from Kingswood Oxford School to randomly select voting precincts to have results audited following the November 6 election. Five percent of polling places are subject to the audit, as prescribed by Connecticut General Statutes 9-320f. Those manually counted ballots will be matched against vote totals from optical scan machines.

“A manual audit of selected polling places is one of the strongest protections we have in place to ensure that the integrity of Connecticut’s elections is protected,” said Merrill. “In the era of foreign governments attempting to attack voters’ faith in our elections, we are working hard to make sure that every Connecticut voter knows that our elections remain secure. Our highest priority remains conducting free and fair elections that count every vote.”

The Office of the Secretary of the State is required by state and federal law to certify the vote totals on November 28, 2018 and audits must be complete no later than November 27, 2018. The offices required to be audited are: State Senate, State Representative, and Judge of Probate.

List of polling places to be audited:

Barkhamsted

Barkhamsted Elementary School

Berlin

Willard School

Bridgeport

Beardsley School

Bridgeport

Geraldine Johnson School

Bridgeport

Black Rock School

Bridgeport

Bassick High School

Bridgeport

John F. Kennedy Campus

Bridgeport

John Winthrop School

Bridgeport

Wilbur Cross School

Bridgeport

Read Middle School

Bristol

Chippens Hill Middle School

Burlington

Town Hall

Colchester

Assembly Of God Hall

East Granby

East Granby Community Center-1

East Hartford

Hockanum School

Glastonbury

District 4 - Gideon Welles School

Hartford

Liberty Christian Center-Formerly Horace Bushnell

Hartford

Y W C A

Harwinton

Assembly Hall

Meriden

St. Rose Community Center

New Britain

Diloreto School

New Haven

Nathan Hale School

North Haven

Clintonville Elementary School

North Haven

Ridge Road Elementary School

Preston

Town Hall

Ridgefield

East Ridge Middle School - 1

Salem

Salem Town Office Building

South Windsor

Philip R. Smith School-Gym

Southington

Derynoski School

Stamford

Dolan Middle School

Stratford

Lordship Elementary School 121 21

Stratford

Nichols School 121 21

Thomaston

Lena Morton Art Gallery

Torrington

Torringford School 1

Vernon

Vernon Center Middle School

Weston

Weston Middle School - 26

Westport

Saugatuck Elementary School Gym

Willington

The Town Office Building

Alternates:

New Britain

Gaffney School

Branford

Mary T. Murphy School

New Fairfield

Meeting House Hill School

Wilton

Cider Mill School - District 2

Southbury

Southbury Public Library District #2

Killingly

Killingly High School

Scotland

Firehouse/community Center

Branford

Orchard House

Avon

Avon High School - Gymnasium

Wilton

Middlebrook School - District 3


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