About the Event
After every State Election in which the office of President appears on the ballot, state law requires that a post-election audit be held of a random selection of 3% of all precincts in Massachusetts.
Under the provisions of Chapter 54 §109A(c) of the Massachusetts General Laws, a public, random drawing of precincts must be held within 48 hours of the close of polls on Election Day.
The 2020 Post-Election Audit drawing took place at the Massachusetts Archives at 220 Morrissey Blvd. in Boston at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The City of Somerville's Ward 3, Precinct 3 was randomly selected to participate in the audit via hand count.
Auditing will take place on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. at Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) in the Council Chambers.
Please note that City Hall remains closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone wishing to observe the audit must contact the Elections Department to request an appointment: 617-625-6600 x4200, or by email at [email protected].
We will do our best to accommodate any members of the public who wish to observe, but please understand that we need to limit the number of attendees in order to maintain necessary social distancing. Observers are required to wear a mask and to follow both COVID-19 safety protocols as well as instructions given by Elections Department staff members and volunteers.
You can learn more about the Post-Election Audit at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepostelection/postelectionidx.htm
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