Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 5. Postelection Audit

Selection Process For Random-Sample Audit After Federal Election

13-17-505. Selection process for random-sample audit after federal election. (1) No sooner than 7 days after the federal election and no later than 9 days after the federal election, the state board of canvassers, pursuant to 13-17-503 and as established by rule, shall randomly select:

(a) the races and ballot issue to be audited;

(b) the precincts to be audited in each county; and

(c) three additional precincts in each county that would be audited if a discrepancy in vote tallies occurs and results in the need to audit additional precincts pursuant to 13-17-507.

(2) The selection process must be open to the public.

(3) After selecting the precincts, races, and ballot issue for the random-sample audit, the state board of canvassers shall direct the secretary of state to:

(a) notify each county election administrator of the selections; and

(b) make a list of the selections available electronically.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 89, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 155, L. 2023.