Hand Counting Ballots

Across the country, grassroots groups inspired by big-name election influencers are pushing their election officials to get rid of machines. Those who have tried it proved it doesn’t work well.

The mistakes didn’t affect the outcome, but they highlighted vulnerabilities of a process that proponents are hailing as a model.

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Republicans in counties large and small are considering ditching machines to count their primary ballots by hand. Only one county is moving forward.

The all-Republican Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted against hand-counting ballots after receiving a letter from Attorney General Kris Mayes saying it would be illegal.

Mohave County supervisors may be breaking state law if they choose not to use machines to count all ballots cast in the presidential election.

Here are the consequences when Republican activists in Texas, California, Arizona, and elsewhere push local officials to ditch machines and count ballots by hand.

How a Kerr County commissioner’s unfounded distrust of voting machines took “a wrecking ball to one of the finest election departments.”

Evidence shows hand counts require many people and take far longer than machines

Evidence shows hand counts require many people and take far longer than machines.

The debate over legality is pulling attention from the well-known problems that crop up when trying to hand-count ballots, an especially challenging task in a presidential election.

Secretary of State Adrian Fontes told the county’s supervisors in a letter Tuesday that he’s concerned moving forward would put the county’s election officials in “serious legal jeopardy.”

Pinal County’s inaccurate counts in 2022 were caused by human error. Counting ballots by hand won’t prevent that again.

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Vote totals change slightly but not enough to impact the outcome of any race.

County employees hand counted more than 59,000 ballots in two and a half days, a task resulting from petitions and pressure from election conspiracy activists.

The Republican supervisors are asking a judge to compel the elections director to expand the hand count audit of ballots in the midterm election.