Elections Commission staff cites human error for handful of election machine mistakes


A state-directed hand audit of nearly 222,000 ballots cast in the November election to check the accuracy of voting equipment found just six errors, but those could be enough to fall short of a federal standard.

Wisconsin Election Commission staff chalked up those issues to human error and are urging commissioners not to consider any of them in determining how well the equipment performed.

How the commissioners decide to consider the errors will determine whether the equipment tested met the federal standard for the maximum acceptable error rate. It’s one for every 500,000 ballot positi...

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