Manual Tabulation Audit
NOTICE OF MANUAL AUDIT
State law requires that election officials manually audit a sample of voted ballots. This audit must be performed after each general election.
The Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections will conduct the manual ballot audit of the 2022 General Election starting on February 7th, 2023 at 9:00am. This audit may take 1 day to complete and will take place at the Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections, located at 110 Vincit Street, Centreville, MD. This audit is open to the public. Please contact Christine Jones at Christine.Jones@maryland.gov if interested in attending.
The Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections will manually tally a sample of votes cast for the Governor/Lt. Governor and compare the results of the manual tally against the results from the voting system. This process will determine whether the voting system accurately counted ballots during the 2022 General Election.
The State Board of Elections randomly selected the early voting center and election day vote center to be audited, and the Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections randomly selected the mail in and provisional ballots to be audited. Starting on February 7th , the Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections will manually tally the votes for Governor/Lt.
 See Election Law Article, §11-309 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This requirement introduced as House Bill 1278 of the 2018 Legislative Session and is reported as Chapter 523 of the 2018 Laws of Maryland.
 Before the 2022 General Election was certified, the State Board of Elections conducted an automated audit of all of the ballots cast in the 2022 General Election. The results of this audit confirmed the accuracy of the voting system. The results of the automated audit are at https://elections.maryland.gov/voting_system/ballot_audit_plan_automated.html