HELENA, Mont. – On Tuesday, the State Board of Canvassers completed the selection process for a random-sample audit of the 2022 Primary Election.
Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office, Office of Public Instruction, and State Auditor’s Office randomly selected the races and precincts to be audited pursuant to the Postelection Audit Act.
“The Postelection Audit is an important aspect of Montana’s election law that provides transparency and validation to voting. Tuesday’s random selection is a continuation of the quality control measures for voting equipment found in law,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “The first step of the quality control process is when counties publicly test their tabulators prior to the election and also test a sample of their equipment when counting ballots.”
“The second quality control measure is the Postelection Audit,” continued Secretary Jacobsen. “The Audit is where counties hand count ballots in races and precincts chosen today and compare those results to the previously tabulated results. I am proud of the work that the state’s election officials do in completing this very important quality control step.”
A list of the random selections may be found on the Secretary of State’s website.