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09/02/2020

Primary 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 August 11 primary. 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-primary and post-election audits are essential to ensuring the integrity of the vote. I am grateful to the local election officials who continue to carry out this process in a transparent, professional manner.”

There were 585 polling locations that used optical scan machines on August 11 so the Secretary of the State chose thirty primary and five 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:

  • Norwalk- Columbus School
  • New Haven- Ross/Woodward
  • Newington- Elizabeth Green School
  • Darien- District 3- Noroton Heights Fire Department
  • Simsbury- Latimer Lane School
  • Stamford- Domus- The Old Rogers School
  • Middletown- Wesley School – District 9
  • New Haven- King-Robinson School
  • Middletown- Snow School – District 8
  • Darien- District 4- Hindley School
  • North Branford- Stanley T. Williams School
  • Hartford- South End Senior Wellness Center
  • New Britain- Roosevelt Middle School
  • Middlebury- Shepardson Community Center 002
  • Bethel- Stony Hill Fire House -2
  • Bridgeport- Bassick High School
  • Meriden- St. Rose Community Center
  • Hamden- Ridge Hill School
  • Southington- Oshana Elementary School
  • Branford- St. Therese Church Hall (Orchard House)
  • New Hartford- New Hartford Town Hall
  • Middletown- South District Firehouse- District 10
  • Middletown- Bielefield School (Woodrow Wilson Middle School) District 11
  • New Britain- Chamberlain School
  • Bridgeport- Thomas Hooker School
  • Wallingford- Dag Hammarskjold Middle School
  • Middlefield- Community Center Room 2
  • Danbury- Westside Middle School
  • Avon- Firehouse Co #1
  • North Haven- Montowese Elementary School

Alternates:

  • New Haven- Brennan Rogers (Clarence Rogers School 01)
  • Newington- Anna Reynolds School
  • Kent- Town Hall
  • Shelton- Mohegan School
  • Bristol- West Bristol School
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