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Officials To Audit Three Bridgeport Primary Polling Places

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill (file / credit: Office of the Secretary of the State)

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill (file / credit: Office of the Secretary of the State)

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WCBS 880/AP) - Voting officials will audit the polling station at a Bridgeport school where more than a dozen University of Bridgeport students were turned away on primary day last month.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

The Connecticut Post reports that Roosevelt School was one of three polling places selected Wednesday for a mandatory audit.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill randomly selected Roosevelt and two other schools from Bridgeport’s 23 polling places as part of the state-required review of the results of optical screen voting.

Bridgeport voting officials have until the end of the month to perform the audit, which will include hand counting of hundreds of ballots cast Sept.27.

State and local officials determined that the university students were turned away because they were ineligible or were at the wrong polling place.

Merrill tells WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that the audit is routine.

“It’s really a machine audit more than anything and they have until the end of the month to accomplish that and then we’ll see if there’s any irregularity,” she said.

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