Sec. 20121 - Audit Procedures for Single-Phase Audit

ยง 20121. Audit Procedures for Single-Phase Audit

(a) The elections official conducting an RLA after all ballots cast within the jurisdiction have been tabulated and reported shall enter the following information into the RLA software tool:

(1) the ballot manifest for all ballot card(s);

(2) the results for all ballot card(s) tabulated; and

(3) if a ballot-level comparison audit is being conducted, the cast vote records for all ballot card(s) tabulated.

(b) If the RLA software tool identifies any inconsistencies in the information entered under subdivision (a), the elections official shall resolve the inconsistencies before the audit proceeds.

(c) After the data have been submitted under subdivisions (a) and (b), the elections official shall generate a random seed pursuant to section 20120.

(d) The elections official shall enter the random seed into the RLA software tool. The RLA software tool will randomly generate a list of particular ballot card(s) or batches of ballot card(s) from the ballot manifest to examine manually.

(e) The elections official may at any point decide to conduct a full manual tally of any contest(s) whose outcomes have not yet been confirmed by the RLA. In the event that the elections official conducts a full manual tally, the RLA of that contest shall be suspended. Such a manual tally shall follow the procedure specified in Elections Code section 15290.

(1. New section filed 3-5-2020; operative 3-5-2020 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2020, No. 10).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 12172.5, Government Code; and Section 15367, Elections Code. Reference: Section 15290, Elections Code.

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