Merrill: “likely to increase audits”

From Westfair an extensive interview with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on security improvements  CT ramping up cybersecurity efforts ahead of election – but will it be enough? <read>

Merrill said her office will likely also increase its audits. Currently it randomly selects voting precincts to have primary results audited following elections; five percent of polling places that use optical scan machines are subject to the audit, as prescribed by Connecticut General Statutes 9-320f. Those counts are then matched against vote totals from optical scan machines.

We will applaud any substantial changes to improve the audits.  There are many weaknesses in the current law and in its execution. <Citizen Audit’s latest report>

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