April 21, 2020
For immediate release
Contact: Eric Covey, 802-828-2148
Montpelier, Vt. — Today Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the date and towns included in the post-election audit of 2020 Vermont General Election results, which will occur on Wednesday, April 28th at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier, starting at 9 a.m.
“Post-election audits are a best practice that, as per Vermont law, we conduct after every General Election, to verify the accuracy of election results and provide Vermonters with further confidence in the integrity of the election process,” said Secretary Condos.
Seven randomly selected voting precincts will be included in this year’s audit: Brandon, Pownal, Randolph, South Burlington (Chittenden 7-4), Topsham, Warren and Worcester. Six of these seven towns use optical scan tabulators for the tabulation of election results, and one town (Topsham) uses hand count procedures.
Every ballot cast in those precincts will be audited, and every race on those ballots will be included in the audit. Following the November 3rd election all ballots cast were sealed in ballot bags and held securely by the Town Clerks in their vaults.
The audit will be streamed live, and can be viewed on ORCA Media’s YouTube channel.