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Municipal Election Results to be Audited at Selected Polling Locations

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

HARTFORD – Deputy Secretary of the State Scott Bates randomly selected voting precincts to have results audited following the November 2nd election. Five percent of the polling precincts are subject to the audit, as prescribed by Connecticut General Statutes 9-320f. Those audited ballots will be matched against the vote totals from the optical scan machines. There were 673 polling locations that used optical scan machines on November 2nd, so the Deputy Secretary of the State chose thirty-four precincts and five alternates.

Secretary Merrill said, “Auditing election results is one of the strongest protections we have in place to ensure that the results of Connecticut’s elections accurately reflect the votes cast in that election. Our highest priority remains to conduct free and fair elections that count every vote. Thank you so much to the local election officials who continue to work hard to carry out this process in a transparent, professional manner.”

List of polling places to be audited:

Central AB Counting Location – North Stonington
Dunbar Hill School – Hamden
Noroton Heights Fire Department – Darien
Slade Middle School – New Britain
Community Center – Prospect
Town Office Building – Willington
Middle School Gym – Newtown
Brooker T Washington Academy – Hamden
Central AB Counting Location – Derby
Greene Hills School – Bristol
Great Neck School – Waterford
Turn Of River School – Stamford
Bolton Center School – Bolton
Northeast School – Bristol
Wolcott High School – Wolcott
Hartland School – Hartland
Town Hall (Garfield Street Community Center Gym) – Newington
Polk School – Watertown
Thompson Public Library – Thompson
Beecher School – New Haven
Mansfield Fire Department - Mansfield
Leisure Services Gym – Bloomfield
Moser School – Rocky Hill
Prospect Firehouse – Prospect
Artsplace District 3 – Cheshire
Lincoln-Bassett School – New Haven
Abraham Baldwin School – Guilford
Linden Street School – Plainville
Weston Middle School – Weston
Firehouse Ellsworth – New Haven
Lawrence School – Middletown
Coleytown Middle School – Westport
Community Room Town Hall – Thompson
Swift Middle School – Watertown
John Wallace Middle School – Newington
Sayles School – Sprague
Southbury Community Center District 3 – Southbury
Crosby High School – Waterbury
Central AB Counting Location – West Hartford


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