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El Paso County looks to pass another election equipment audit

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 21:22:52-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – The El Paso County election office is testing its equipment to make sure every vote was counted correctly in November’s mid-term election.

The post-election audit allows officials to compare a sample of paper ballots against digital tallies to verify that all results were counted correctly.

“We passed 100% on the past two audits, so we plan on achieving that same standard this election,” said Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder.

The audit is also another measure to make sure that no races have been manipulated and reassures a level of confidence in election results, Broerman explains.

“What we have learned about our election equipment throughout the state is Colorado has an extremely accurate and robust system by which we can validate to our voters we have the right results,” Broerman said.

Every county across the state took part in the audit.