Pennsylvania

Notes: 

This information was updated in June 2015 using the Title 25 of the Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statues (25 P.S.) current through Act 2015-4.

State Summary Signed into law in 1980, Pennsylvania's audit law provides for all items on the ballot to be audited, but the audit results are not binding on official results and cannot lead to a full recount.  There is no statutory guidance on whether the audit results are binding on official results and no guidance on whether the audit could lead to a full recount.

All statutes cited below can be found in Title 25, “Elections and Electoral Districts,” Chapter 14, “Election Code,” which can be accessed here: http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=pac-1000

Sampling Method: 

The sample shall include at least two (2) per centum of the votes cast or two thousand (2,000) votes whichever is the lesser.)

Trigger: 

None specified

Oversight: 
County Board of Elections
Who Conducts the Audit?: 
County Board of Elections
Location of Random Selection: 
County
Types of Voting Machines in Use: 
DREs without printers. For more detailed information, see Verified Voting's website: http://www.verifiedvoting.org/verifier/map.php?&topic_string=5std&year=2008&state=Pennsylvania
Voting Units that are Audited: 
Votes
Timeline for Audit: 

As part of the canvass of returns.

Completed Before Certification?: 

Yes