Five Dodge County Municipalities Selected For Post-Election Audit

(Juneau) Five Dodge County municipalities were randomly selected for a post-election audit by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Equipment used at polling locations in the city of Beaver Dam, town of Lomira, town of Lowell, Village of Neosho, and the village of Randolph were examined.

Following the three-day audit held at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau this week, County Clerk Karen Gibson says the hand tallied results matched the equipment tally from election night for all five municipalities.

She says the municipalities involved worked diligently through-out the day to finish the audit. Gibson adds that hand counting ballots is a tedious process but each municipality kept at it until everything was complete.

The official results showed that 1,091 ballots were cast in wards 1, 2, 4, and 16 in the city of Beaver Dam. There were 634 ballots in wards 1 and 2 in Lomira, ward 1 in Lowell had 248 ballots cast, Neosho had 305 ballots, and Randolph had 525.

Gibson says votes were tallied by hand for the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and assembly district races. Following the hand count, votes were compared to results reported on election night from the equipment.