13-17-505. Selection process for random-sample audit. (1) No sooner than 7 days after the election and no later than 9 days after the 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.