Board of Registrars of Voters - Elections

  Board of Registrars:
Robert DesMaraias, Chairman
Patrick Driscoll
Veronica Pare

OCPF newsletter: Winter 2019 


n 2014, Chapter 109A of Chapter 54 of the General Laws was enacted, which requires post-election audits after presidential elections.  Under the proivsions of Chap. 54, Sec. 109A(c), 3% of all the precincts in Massachusetts must be handcounted as part of the audit process.  The law requires that precincts to be audited must be chosen in a random, publically verifiable, non-computerized drawing supervised by the Secretary of the State within 48 hours after the polls have closed.  The law futher provides for a handcount of only ceryain specifies races, where more than one candidate is printed on the ballot, and a statewide question, which is also randomly selected. 

Following the Presidential election, Haverhill was randomly selected to audit 2 precincts- Ward 2 Prec 2 and Ward 7 Prec 1.
Results of the audit


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