PA 16-76—sSB 252

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING POST-ELECTION AUDIT INTEGRITY AND EFFICIENCY

SUMMARY: The law requires registrars of voters to audit the state's voting districts, selected at random by the secretary of the state, after a federal, state, or municipal regular election or primary. This act reduces, from 10% to 5%, the minimum percentage of voting districts in the state, municipality, or district that must be audited.

By law, the following elected offices are subject to audit in the selected districts:

1. in a presidential or gubernatorial election, all offices required to be audited by federal law, plus one office selected at random by the secretary of the state, but in no case fewer than three offices;

2. in a municipal election, three offices or 20% of the offices on the ballot, whichever is greater, randomly selected by the town clerk; and

3. in a primary election, all offices required to be audited by federal law, plus one office, if any, but in no case fewer than 20% of the offices on the ballot, randomly selected by the town clerk (CGS 9-320f(b)).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

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