Code of Iowa chapter 49.128 requires county auditors to conduct a post-election audit of our general election results. Today, an audit board comprised of Democratic and Republican members, completed an audit of precinct CR-43 – the random precinct selected by the Iowa Secretary of State. The public and news media were invited, but none attended the audit.
The audit board did not find any errors or omissions related to the audited precinct; hence, they certified the audit as complete and correct.
Unless a recount of Linn County is requested, the post-election audit is one of the last major steps we will take to close this election. Linn County Election Services still has plenty of minor administrative tasks to do for this election; then, we start preparing for our first special election in March of 2021, as well as, the city/school elections in November 2021.
There’s much more to elections than 29 days of absentee/early voting and election day. In Linn County, it’s a year-round process. Posted by Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections