Audit of ballots successfully completed for Neb. primary

LINCOLN — A hand count of ballots in 38 randomly selected precincts across Nebraska verifies that equipment utilized to count ballots is both reliable and accurate, says Secretary of State John Gale. Following each statewide election, a manual audit is conducted for two to three percent of precincts across the state.

The 38 precincts were selected from the total list of precincts across the state, with no more than two precincts from any one county selected. In total, 31 counties were involved in the audit and 6,400 ballots were hand counted out of a total of 296,000 ballots cast. Three contests were selected to be audited – one federal contest, one state contest, and one local contest.


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