This information was updated in September, 2013.
Signed into law 2005, Alaska's audit is conducted for the entire ballot. The audit is a hand-count of all ballots from one randomly selected precinct in each of the state’s 40 house districts that accounts for 5% of the votes cast in the district. Audit results are binding on official results but do not lead to a full recount.
Alaska uses a fixed percentage approach, auditing a randomly drawn precinct from each house district that accounts for at least five percent of the ballots cast in that district.
If a discrepancy greater than 1% is identified, then the Director of Elections may conduct a review of the entire district.
As soon as possible after the election, and no later than 16 days after the election takes place.