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Boundary picked for post-election audit

| May 30, 2024 1:00 AM

BONNERS FERRY — Boundary County has been selected by the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office for its post-election audit of the May 21 primary election. 

The audit will be conducted Monday, June 3.

Under Idaho statute, the Secretary of State office is required to conduct a post-election audit to ensure the accuracy of election tabulation for even-year primary and general elections. 

The counties and precincts selected for the audit were drawn Wednesday, May 29, at random by the Board of Canvassers in the Idaho State Capitol Building. 

Secretary of State audit teams will visit the selected counties and conduct a hand count of the primary election ballots to compare with the canvass election results. 

Also selected were Bannock County, May 31; Canyon County, May 31; Cassia County, May 30; Madison County, May 30; Payette County, May 29; and Valley County, May 30.

"This post-election audit is one of many ways Idaho maintains transparency and trust in our election process," said Secretary Phil McGrane. "By ensuring the accuracy of our election results, we reinforce the integrity of our election system so Idahoans can be confident that every vote counts."