Post Election Review
Tuesday 11/22/2022 9am - Room 150B, Chisago County Government Center
The post-election equipment review or post-election review (PER) is a manual recount (or “audit”) of the paper ballots of randomly-selected precincts for specific offices following each state general election. The review compares the hand count of the ballots with the results from the electronic voting system to determine if the counting accuracy of the voting system meets a defined standard (see section 6.0).
The PER is mandated for the offices of President or Governor, United States Senator, and United States Representative. However, if one of these offices is the subject of a recount (as provided in M.S. 204C.35, subdivision 1), no review is required for that office. The PER official may conduct a post-election review of the votes cast for additional offices as well. M.S. 206.89, subd. 2a; 206.89, subd. 3
The review official must submit the results of the review in writing to the county auditor. The auditor must then immediately submit the results of the post-election review electronically or in writing to the secretary of state not later than two days before the State Canvassing Board meets to canvass the state general election. M.S. 206.89, subd. 6
The county auditor is the PER official unless the auditor designates the municipal clerk as the PER official within 24 hours after the canvass of the state general election. M.S. 206.89, subd. 1