FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2018
DOÑA ANA COUNTY CLERK ANNOUNCES THE GENERAL ELECTION 2018 VOTING SYSTEMS CHECK
Pursuant to section 1-14-13.2 of the Election Handbook of the State of New Mexico, the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office will participate in a statewide voting system check of electronic vote tabulators. This check is a normal and valuable part of the election process in New Mexico, which takes place following each general election, and focuses on verifying select precinct results for federal offices, for governor, and for statewide elective office. The selection of the precincts to be audited is randomized and is determined by independent auditors.
“New Mexicans should be proud, because not every state leverages these types of audits in its electoral process,” said Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin. “Built-in mechanisms like the voting system check help ensure the integrity of our democracy.”
The Doña Ana County voting system check will begin on November 26, 2018 at the Bureau of Elections Warehouse at 2480 Lakeside Blvd at 8:30 am.