Results Show Ohio Once Again Ran Secure and Accurate Elections
COLUMBUS – Ohio’s county boards of elections have finalized their post-election audit of the 2021 general election. In counties that utilized a percentage-based audit, the results show a 99.9% accuracy rate.
Upon taking office, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose directed all county boards of elections to conduct a post-election audit after each and every election. Doing so ensures our elections are secure, boosts voter confidence in the results, and holds each board accountable for the integrity and accuracy of the election.
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“When I took the oath of office, I had a clear mission – to ensure Ohio voters have confidence their voice was heard in honest elections,” said LaRose. “The transparency of this process, conducted by election officials from both parties, and the accuracy of the audit results should reinforce every voter’s belief that their vote mattered and was counted accurately. Ohioans can be proud that our state runs secure and fair elections.”
A post-election audit is a comprehensive review of the results of one or more contests in an election to ensure that the results reported by the board of elections are accurate. Both percentage-based and risk-limiting audits are widely considered reliable ways to determine the accuracy of the results. If an automatic county-wide recount is required, the results of the recount may serve as the post-election audit.
County-by-county post-election audit results are available here, The official analysis includes contests audited, the number of ballots cast, the number of ballots audited, and any tabulation discrepancies or error rates. For example, in the Cleveland Mayoral race, 232,149 ballots were cast in 332 precincts, and 58,418 ballots were audited from randomly selected batches. The results of the audit confirmed a 100% accuracy rate.