Meyer says he’s satisfied with Alaska’s ballot count process

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Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 5:26 PM AKDT
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer says he is satisfied with Alaska’s ballot counting process and says there are no plans for a statewide hand-count audit of a race like the one he called for two years ago.

The Republican oversees elections in Alaska. After the 2020 general election, Meyer announced plans for an audit of votes on a statewide ballot initiative that narrowly passed.

He cast the audit as a way to address questions that had been raised about the validity of election results tied to vote tabulation equipment used by the state.

The audit affirmed the initiative’s passage. Meyer says that with that review, election officials were able to show that the machines worked correctly.