Carbon to begin hand count audit of election results
A ballot lies on top of the new voting scanner that Carbon County voters will use on Tuesday. AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS
The votes may have been cast in Tuesday’s general election, but questions remain for many Carbon County candidates, officials and voters after an error in the vote tallying system Tuesday night caused significant problem with the final vote tallies that were sent out.
On Friday, a number of candidates in various races spoke out at the Carbon County Election Board’s meeting to begin the official canvassing that will allow the county to certify the vote.
At the end of the meeting, the board unanimously voted to do a complete hand count audit, meaning the county will look at each paper ballot to do another tabulation of all votes cast; as well as have Dominion Voting, the company the county purchased the new paper ballot voting systems from, bring in a high speed scanner to also rescan all ballots to verify that the process isn’t flawed.
The county is now tasked with finding employees who will volunteer to help in the hand count, which has 20 days to be completed before votes must be certified
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