Wadena County to conduct post-election review of election results

The public is welcome to come see the process on Monday, Nov. 21.

Election officials Edward Lewis (left) and Deb Folkestad count ballots while others including election coordinator Joy Weyer (in background) observe the process during the 2018 election.
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WADENA — The post-election review for Wadena County will be held on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Wadena County Courthouse Auditorium, at 415 Jefferson St. S. Wadena.

The post-election reviews of election results are meant to boost transparency in the election system. Minnesota counties are required to administer a post-election review between 11 and 18 days after each general election to confirm the accuracy of results ahead of the state certification. These events are open to members of the public. The review is a hand count of the ballots for the U.S. Representative and Governor’s races in select precincts.

Post-election reviews are one layer of security to ensure our elections are free, fair, secure, and accurate, according to a Wadena County news release. In each county, a certain number of precincts are randomly selected at the county canvass.

The ballots from those precincts are then hand counted to make sure that the results the voting machines reported on election day are an accurate reflection of the marked ballots. Results must meet the acceptable performance standards outlined in statute; otherwise, additional precincts must be reviewed.

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