Clerk Barb Byrum completes normal election audit

MASON, Mich. (WILX) – In keeping with Clerk Byrum’s Workplace, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum accomplished the tenth and remaining Ingham County audit of the November 3, 2020 Basic Election on Friday. The audits are the ultimate step earlier than the 2020 Basic Election is taken into account full.

“Election Directors are hard-working professionals who rose to the event and executed a clean, secure, free, and truthful election this November,” Byrum said. “I’m more than happy to work with an unimaginable group of people in Ingham County who’re devoted to operating our elections nicely and ensuring each voice is heard and each vote is counted.”

After August and November elections, the Bureau of Elections, a division of the Michigan Secretary of State’s Workplace, selects precincts from throughout the state at random to be audited. These audits embody a procedural evaluate of the election from nostril to tail that features a evaluate of purposes to vote, in-person and absentee voting procedures, safety measures, testing and noticing necessities, and a hand tally of a specified race to make sure that the votes forged are in alignment with the official outcomes licensed for the election. Throughout this election’s audit, the race for United States Senator was chosen for audit.

“Ten of Ingham County’s 115 precincts had been chosen for audit and after a evaluate of the required standards, I’m happy to report that each one of our Clerks did a wonderful job,” Byrum said. “Along with being a significant verify and stability of our native clerk’s elections processes, these audits function a studying alternative in order that they might enhance for years to return.”

Outcomes from the audits will likely be made accessible to the native clerks for the needs of course of enchancment, posted on my web site, and in addition will likely be transmitted to the Secretary of State’s workplace for his or her evaluate.

“These audits are normal and never the results of the calls for coming from the hyper-partisan Home and Senate Oversight Committees or the President’s marketing campaign lackeys,” stated Byrum. “Michigan has a proud historical past of conducting a number of the nation’s most secure and most safe elections; a convention that lengthy predates this present batch of legislators and one that may lengthy outlast them.”

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