Vote audit? No local counties have applied
Gongwer News Service, which covers Columbus, posted this update:
COUNTIES VOLUNTEER FOR SECRETARY OF STATE'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AUDIT; FUNDING FOR MACHINE OVERHAUL STILL IN DOUBT
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has 11 takers on her request for county election boards to volunteer for a voluntary post-election audit of presidential voting in the March 4 primary.
Under the plan, the county boards will randomly select whole precincts and corroborate voting results. The audits are to be initiated in the next few days following the final canvass of the primary election, and the boards have up to 10 days to complete their reviews.
Brunner spokesman Patrick Gallaway said at least 11 volunteers had stepped forward as of Thursday, however the list has yet to be finalized pending final approval by the local boards.
Expressing interest in participating are boards of election in: Athens, Belmont, Cuyahoga, Greene, Highland, Miami, Morgan, Sandusky, Summit, Trumbull and Tuscarawas counties, according to the secretary of state's office.
Officials in Clark and Franklin counties also made inquiries but had yet to notify the secretary's in writing, Mr. Gallaway said.