You Could Win a Spot Observing Windham Election Audit, Better Hurry

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Bud Fitch of the Secretary of State's Office, shows a rejected ballot Nov. 23, 2020 during a Ballot Law Commission meeting.

Concord, NH — Secretary of State William M. Gardner and Attorney General John M. Formella
announce additional details regarding the Senate Bill 43 Forensic Election Audit of the
November 3, 2020 Windham Election.
START DATE: The Forensic Election Audit Team will begin the Audit on Tuesday, May 11,
2021, at 10 A.M. Pursuant to SB 43, the forensic election audit must take place within 45 days of
the effective date of April 12, 2021, which is May 27, 2021.
Senate Bill 43 gave the Secretary of State the responsibility of determining a method of selecting
the 20 members of the public to observe the Election Audit of the 2020 General Election ballots
from the town of Windham. All 20 public observers must be New Hampshire voters.

Ten of the individuals will be chosen as a result of their direct participation by voting in the
presidential election, participating in the Windham recount as observers, and/or participating in
the subsequent Ballot Law Commission appeal hearing.

The remaining ten appointments will be chosen daily by random drawing at 4 pm for attendance
at the Audit the following day. Alternates will also be selected. Observers will be notified by 5
pm and provided with information regarding protocols related to the Audit.

To apply for attendance, send an email to and put “Windham Election
Audit” in the subject line. The body of the email should include the applicant’s name, address,
email, and phone number so the chosen members can be contacted. This process will be repeated
for each day the Audit continues. Further information will be available Monday on the Secretary
of State website
LOCATION: Edward Cross Training Center, 722 Riverwood Drive, Pembroke, NH, 03275

LIVESTREAM: As space is limited inside the facility, individuals interested in viewing the
audit will have the opportunity to view and listen during the audit process as it takes place at the
Edward Cross Training Center at:
PRESS CREDENTIALS REQUIRED: Due to limited in-person capacity and security
purposes, members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP to Kate Giaquinto
at and receive confirmation prior to arrival at the facility.
Members of the media will be required to remain in a marked section inside the facility. Media
are encouraged to view the audit via the livestream at
Additional details will be released as they become available.

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