Auditor Deters conducts post-election audit in Grundy Co. to ensure integrity of the vote

Grundy Center – Grundy County Auditor Rhonda R. Deters conducted a successful post-election audit of the November City-School election on November 13, 2023. Ballots in Precinct 7 were hand-counted by election officials to ensure they matched the totals reported by the ballot tabulator.

The precinct was randomly selected by the Secretary of State following Election Day. The race for Mayor in Grundy Center was audited. The results matched 100%.  

Auditor Deters said that the audit is proof of the reliability of the election system in Iowa.

“This is exactly what we expected and what we want to see,” said Grundy County Auditor Rhonda R. Deters. “The hand count shows that our machines are accurately counting the ballots. This is one of numerous safeguards to the system, and it is especially significant because it is proof after the fact.”

“I’d like to thank the county auditors and the election officials and poll workers across the state for their hard work this year,” Secretary Pate said. “We conducted another fair, secure election in Iowa, and these hand-count audits are one more way we ensure the integrity of the vote.”  

Every ballot tabulator in Iowa undergoes a public pre-election test to ensure it will count votes accurately on Election Day. Post-election audits are mandatory in all 99 counties following each election.  For the City-School Election, one randomly chosen precinct in each county is required to conduct a post-election audit to verify the machine count.

For more information about election security in Iowa, visit the Secretary of State’s website at sos.iowa.gov. Information about the voting process is available at VoterReady.Iowa.gov.