Election audits, recount, exemption
ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to provide an exemption from postelection audits for selected ballots.

RS30218 / S1048

This bill creates an exemption from post-election audits for precincts that have a close race that is within the legal margin for a free recount. Following the completion of the first post-election audits, a conflict arose where ballots were being handled as part of the audit even though it was already known that these same ballots were needed to be preserved for a contested recount. This legislation addresses the conflict and ensures that full number of ballots are audited to ensure voter confidence.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/06 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/07 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
02/20 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/21 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/28 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Bernt
Title apvd - to House
03/01 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Referred to State Affairs