This information was updated in June 2014 using a version of the Utah Code (UC) that included changes made in the 2014 general legislative session.
Adopted in October of 2006, Utah's current audit law allows for all items on the ballot to be audited, but the audit is not binding on the official election results and cannot lead to a full recount. Note: The main provision governing audits in Utah is a directive issued by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. The directive is available for download at: http://utahcountvotes.org/ltgov/ElectionXPolicy.pdf Unless otherwise noted, all citations below are to this directive.
The Lieutenant Governor selects at least 1% of voting machines used statewide to be audited. See Section 6.2.
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Election officials must submit serial numbers of voting machines to the Lieutenant Governor by noon on Election Day. The Lieutenant Governor must inform election officials of which machines are to be audited after the polls close on Election Day but before noon the following day. The audit is to be completed before the canvassers for the respective jurisdiction meet. See Sections 6.1, 6.3 and 6.5.
As the audit is to be completed before the local canvassing board meets, it is completed before certification. See Section 6.5.