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-- Debbie Bedford - 2015-12-03


In North Carolina, every county does a sample count to verify that the election equipment has worked properly. The day after each election, our State Board has a statistician select precincts, early voting sites or administrative voting groups (provisional, absentee by mail, etc.) for each county to verify. The random sample is approximately 3% of the total vote for the election. The county brings in a team for each precinct, etc. that is made up of of three members from at least two parties. These teams perform a hand to eye count of the optical scan ballots or the printed roll that our Direct Record Equipment creates. If totals do not match those from election night, then the county has to find an explanation for the difference. This has been a great way to demonstrate to the public that we stress accuracy in every election.

Topic revision: r1 - 2015-12-03 - DebbieBedford
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