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11/19/2020

General Election Results to be Audited at Selected Polling Locations

A hand count of ballots from five percent of all polling places that use optical scanners to be matched against machine totals, which will affirm the integrity of the vote

HARTFORD- Secretary of the State Denise Merrill randomly selected voting precincts to have primary results audited following the November 3 election. Five percent of the polling places that use optical scan machines are subject to the audit, as prescribed by Connecticut General Statutes 9-320f. Those hand counted ballots will be matched against vote totals from optical scan machines.

Secretary Merrill said, “Connecticut’s post-election audits are essential to ensuring the integrity of the vote. Thank you so much to the local election officials who worked so hard to make this process such a success and who conducted the election in a transparent, professional manner.”

There were 743 polling locations that used optical scan machines on November 3 so the Secretary of the State chose thirty eight primary and eleven alternate locations. The results of audits will be analyzed by the University of Connecticut, the Secretary of the State’s Office and the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and then be made available to the public. Connecticut boasts one of the strictest audit statutes in the country and was the first state in New England to require a comprehensive audit of primary results.

List of races to be audited:

  • The races to be audited will be selected locally by the Town Clerk.

List of polling places to be audited:

  • Plainfield- 2 Central Village Fire Station
  • Cheshire- Norton School – District 4
  • Cheshire- Chapman School – District 2
  • Granby- Granby Memorial High School – Community Gym
  • Newtown- Reed Intermediate School District 3-2
  • Trumbull- St. Joseph High School 123
  • Voluntown- Voluntown Elementary School
  • Waterbury- District 71-2 Gilmartin School
  • Stamford- Saint Bridget School District 6-1
  • Shelton- Long Hill School District 3
  • Waterbury- District 73-4 Sprague School
  • Wethersfield- Emerson Williams School
  • Windham- Dist 8 Elks
  • Somers- Town Hall
  • New Britain- Diloreto School
  • Killingly- Board of Ed Central Office – Cafeteria Dist 1
  • Stamford- Julia A. Stark School District 4
  • New Britain – Holmes Elementary School
  • Enfield – Enfield Senior Center District 158
  • Manchester – Bennet Academy
  • Bridgeport – Central High School District 129-3
  • Stratford – District 11-11 Lordship Elementary School 121 2
  • Norwalk – Kendall School District 140-1
  • Westport – District 136-2 Coleytown Elementary School Gym
  • New London – New London STM High School
  • Hartford – Hartford Seminary District 4
  • Stratford – District 60-1 Wooster Middle School 120 21
  • Plainville – Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall
  • Deep River – Deep River Elementary School
  • Waterford – Oswegatchie School
  • Newington – John Wallace Middle School – District-8
  • Waterbury – District 72-3 Woodrow Wilson School
  • New Haven- John S. Martinez School District 16
  • New Haven – Main Library District 1-2
  • Norwich – Rose City Senior Center
  • Farmington – Community Center – District 2 Precinct 6
  • Waterbury – District 74-2 Crosby High School
  • West Haven – Washington School

Alternates:

  • Danbury – Westside Middle School Academy District 7-38
  • Norwalk- Fox Run School District 142-1
  • West Haven – Mackrille School
  • Montville – Mohegan Elementary School District 2
  • Brookfield – Huckleberry Hill School
  • Stratford – District 70-1 Wilcoxson School 120-21
  • Meriden – St. John Lutheran Church
  • Danbury – Pembroke School Gym District 2-8
  • Hartford – Parkville Community School District 13
  • Bristol – Bristol Elks Club
  • Danbury – Danbury High School Gym District 1-10
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