St. Louis County Conducts Post Election Review

Ryan Juntti
Updated: November 19, 2018 08:08 PM

DULUTH - Tuesday marks two weeks since the midterm elections. On Monday, St. Louis County election officials made sure that there were no inaccuracies when counting ballots with the Post Election Review.

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Election officials hand counted ballots to make sure the machines read them correctly. The Post Election Review is something that all counties in Minnesota do after every general election.

Votes were tallied by hand from six different precincts that were randomly selected across the county. They included Brookston, City of Duluth Precinct No. 9, Cook, Hibbing precinct 4A, Ness Township, and Vermilion Lake Township.

The races where the votes were tallied from included the governor's, U.S. Senate, 8th Congressional District, and U.S. Senate Special Election.

St. Louis County Election Supervisor Phil Chapman says it's critical to make sure that all votes are counted accurately.

"It's extremely important to make sure the machines are accurate. We never really find any errors, but it's important for the integrity of the election to verify that the machine read the votes correctly," said Chapman. "It's extremely important for us to make sure the election is run correctly, and we're tabulating the votes correctly," he said.

Chapman says there were no disparities in the ballots counted on Monday. He says there has never been an instance that he is aware of where the machine miscounted a ballot.

2,749 ballots were counted on Monday.


Ryan Juntti

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