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Inyo County Voter Audit Required by State

INDEPENDENCE, CA – Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk, announces that Inyo County will conduct a Risk Limiting Audit in addition to the required 1% post-election manual tally of the ballots cast in the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election.

The risk-limiting audit is a procedure that provides strong statistical evidence that the election outcome is correct or has a high probability of correcting an outcome that wouldn’t match a full hand count of the ballots. The audit itself requires human beings to examine and verify more ballots in close contests and fewer ballots in contests with wider margins.

A random selection of 1% of all precincts for the required post-election audit, and the rolling of the 10-sided die for the Risk Limiting Audit, will begin on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Elections’ office located in the Inyo County Courthouse in Independence.

The audit will begin immediately following the random selection of precincts for the 1% hand tally and the random seed selected by the rolling of the 10-sided die. The audit is expected to take place from November 24 to November 25.

The Registrar of Voters will publish the election results to be audited, along with a cryptographic hash of their contents on its website immediately after it is established.

The public is invited to observe all processes.

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