WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Sept. 7, 2022 — The Wayne County Board of Elections announced the successful completion of an audit of votes cast in the August 2 Election. The audit, which took place on August 29, was reported to the Ohio Secretary of State with 100 percent accuracy.
The post-election audit was conducted by completing a hand count of 5 percent of the ballots cast in the State Central Committee Man – Democratic and State Central Committee Man – Republican races. These were the only two contested races on the ballot for this election. The hand count confirmed the Official Results as certified by the Board of Elections on August 22.
“Post-election audits are required after every election in Ohio,” said Board of Elections Director Julie Leathers Stahl. “While very labor intensive, these audits confirm the accuracy of certified election results and assure Wayne County voters that their elections are accurate and honest.”