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Part of Olathe's Ward 3 City Council election selected for automatic post-general audit

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A few seats on the USD 233 Board of Education and the Olathe City Council are up for grabs in the 2021 election cycle.

Part of the Olathe City Council Ward 3 general election has been included in a mandatory post-election audit.

One precinct — precinct No. 7 — in Olathe's Ward 3 will be included in the audit, according to an announcement from the Johnson County Election Office released on Twitter Thursday. 

“The ballots cast in those precincts are counted by hand to ensure they match the electronically-tabulated results from Election Day,” Nathan Carter, Johnson County Election Office administrator, said via email about previous post-election audits run following the August primary. 

This audit is part of the regular post-election procedure required under state law and does not mean a problem was detected in the administration of the election. The county election office must audit 1% of its precincts. 

Additionally, five precincts in the Water District No. 1 Position 3 race will also be audited. That race primarily impacts northeast Johnson County. Some precincts in Fairway, Overland Park, Leawood, Prairie Village and Shawnee will be audited. 

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