2022 General Post-Election Audit Random Draw


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Date: October 31, 2022
Contact: Chad Houck, Chief Deputy Secretary of State
Phone: (208) 334-2300

Boise, Idaho — The Idaho Secretary of State will be selecting counties and precincts for the 2022 General Post-Election Audit on Friday, November 18th at 7:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time).

Senate Bill 1274, signed into law by the Governor during the 2022 regular legislative session, created a post-election audit after each primary and general election. The counties selected to participate in the audit, based on a statistical model developed by the Secretary of State’s office in partnership with professors from Boise State University, will be chosen by random ball draw from 3 groupings based on their overall voting population – over 100,000 voters, 20,000 – 99,999 voters, and those counties under 20,000. Each county receives a number of balls proportional to their voting population relative to that of the group they are in. From within each group, multiple counties will be selected, after which precincts from within those counties will be selected. In total, 8 counties will be drawn and control of their respective ballots will immediately be turned over the county sheriff until the audit team’s arrival. The audit will then take place on-site in each of the 8 counties during the four days immediately following the draw, November 19-22.

The draw will be streamed live from the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho Capitol by Idaho Public Television. The public and the press are welcome to attend. After hours access to the Lincoln auditorium for this meeting will be limited to the basement doors located down the stairs on the west side of the Capital building (on 8th Street).

Link to live stream: https://www.idahoptv.org/shows/idahoinsession/ww02/



Lawerence Denney has served the people of Idaho since 1990. His public service began as a representative in District 13 and, following redistricting, then became a representative in District 9 until 2014. During this time, Denney served two terms as Majority Leader and three terms as Speaker of the House before successfully running for state office as Idaho’s Secretary of State. He is currently in his second term as Secretary of State.

System Upgrade In Progress

Campaign Finance, Lobbyist Reporting, and Online Voter Tools are expected to be offline from April 9th at 5:00 p.m. MDT, through April 12th at 8:00 a.m. MDT to complete a system upgrade.

Per Idaho Code 67-6607, campaign finance is reported monthly during a campaign’s election year. The deadline for the March report falls on Saturday, April 10th. Due to the interruption caused by this upgrade, political treasurers will be allowed to file the March report until 11:59 p.m. MDT on Monday, April 12th.

While we do our best to ensure compliance with all deadlines in statute, the timing of this release is critical to ensure minimal (or no) impact to the May election cycle. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.