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2012 Voting Equipment Audit

Priority: 
Information Only
Date: 
November 9, 2012
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Nathaniel E. Robinson, Elections Division Administrator
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AuditTally 2012.doc81 KB
Contests to be Audited.pdf53.49 KB
Reporting Units to be Audited.pdf85.96 KB
Voting System Audit Requirements.pdf44.85 KB

Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and Wis. Stat. § 7.08(6), the Government Accountability Board is ordering an audit of a random sample of each voting system that is currently in use in Wisconsin.  This audit is designed to assess how the electronic voting equipment performed on Election Day by reviewing the actual ballots cast by voters.  Each county and municipality selected for the audit will be notified directly of their selection.  These audits are to be conducted publicly.  Members of the public may not interfere with the conduct of the audit, but may observe.  The clerk in each reporting unit will be required to tally by hand the ballots of the reporting unit and compare those results to the results generated by the voting equipment.  If there are discrepancies, those are reported to the Government Accountability Board for further investigation and follow-up with the voting equipment manufacturer.  Each municipality selected is eligible for up to $300 per reporting unit in reimbursed expenses for actual costs incurred.

Please see the attached documents for details.