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Post-election audit results of the June 28 Primary Election are now available. View the report.

Post-Election Audits

In 2019 the Oklahoma State Legislature enacted 26 O.S. § 3-130, authorizing the Secretary of the State Election Board to direct county election board secretaries to conduct post-election audits "for the purpose of maintaining the security of the election system by ensuring that voting devices and software used in a particular election correctly tabulated votes."

The law defines a post-election audit as "a manual or electronic examination of a limited number of ballots by a secretary of a county election board or other authorized election officials following an election." Post-election audits shall be conducted only at the direction of the Secretary of the State Election Board pursuant to the policies, rules and procedures developed by the Secretary.

By law, the outcome of a post-election audit cannot change or alter the certified election results of an election being audited.

26 O.S. § 3-130

A. The Secretary of the State Election Board shall have the authority to direct the secretary of a county election board to conduct a post-election audit of election results, for the purpose of maintaining the security of the election system by ensuring that voting devices and software used in a particular election correctly tabulated votes.

B. The method, timing and procedures for conducting a post-election audit shall be determined by the Secretary of the State Election Board.

C. The secretary of a county election board shall report the findings of a post-election audit to the Secretary of the State Election Board, and such report shall be available to the public.

D. The Secretary of the State Election Board may promulgate policies, rules and procedures to implement the requirements of this section.

E. For the purposes of this title, a "post-election audit" is defined as a manual or electronic examination of a limited number of ballots by a secretary of a county election board or other authorized election officials following an election. A post-election audit shall be conducted only at the direction of the Secretary of the State Election Board and only subject to the Secretary's previously promulgated policies, rules or procedures.

Last Modified on Jul 27, 2022
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