Open States' stated mission is to improve civic engagement.
To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.
Permits county clerk to decide whether to conduct hand count of ballots or risk-limiting audit following each primary, general or special election. Establishes requirements for risk-limiting audit. Requires that records relating to risk-limiting audit or hand count of ballots be retained for two years.
Applies to primary, general and special elections held on or after September 1, 2020.