Auditing for Accuracy
When many think of election night, they think of the end of a long process. Usually, election night represents the culmination of weeks, months, or even years of work to get to the “finish line.”
For elections professionals, however, election night represents the start of a new phase of the process: the post-election audit.
In the past, the post-election audit in Sarasota County involved the random selection of precincts and races to determine which ballots would be counted manually. Following each election - and following Florida law - we would begin the time-consuming process of manually counting selected ballots to demonstrate that the electronic tabulation totals matched the manual totals.