Audit finds no major discrepancies in Vermont midterm election

Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 5:18 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 4:54 PM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - An independent audit of Vermont’s midterm election found no major discrepancies.

The audit was held Tuesday in seven communities.

By state law, the secretary of state is required to audit the election results in several random towns 30 days after the election.

The firm Clear Ballot collected and scanned ballots from Burlington, Dover, Fair Haven, Mount Tabor, Newport City, Richford and Waitsfield.

This was the first midterm election where the state sent 440,000 mail-in ballots to voters. That, in part, helped shatter midterm turnout records.

“We work to provide voters with trusted official information in the face of disinformation campaigns that were designed to weaken the confidence of our election system,” said Jim Condos, D-Vt. Secretary of State.

Officials finished the audit Tuesday afternoon and said they did not find any major discrepancies.

The state of Vermont has been auditing election results since 2006.