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Election security

Hennepin County’s voting system combines both paper and computerized records. Paper ballots are marked by the voter and then counted by computerized ballot counters.

After every federal election, an audit is conducted. The audit reviews a random sample of paper ballots to ensure our ballot scanners provided the correct results.

The county continues to work with our partners in the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office and at the Department of Homeland Security to ensure Hennepin County’s election system is safe and secure.

The Secretary of State’s Office has more information on their commitment to secure and fair elections and elections cybersecurity.