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Election Commission To Perform Internal Audit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Although Election Day has come and gone several voting issue have kept the election commission busy.

The ballots have been marked and the candidates chosen, but the Davidson County Election Commission has it eyes on all the events of the past four weeks of voting.

"We do a post-election audit and that audit will include those types of things we need to address; what went wrong, what went right and then make those assessments and then progress when we get close to another election year," said Joan Nixon with the Election Commission.

Officials will look at everything from malfunctioning machines to lack of voting forms at polling sites. Nixon said any faulty voting machine was repaired quickly, but in the case of the lack of provisional ballots at voting locations-that will change next time around as record number of people voted using a provisional ballot.

"We did supply those locations that needed extras. We used our commissioners, our staff, our inspectors of elections and we also had help from the state election commission,' said Nixon.

In one Election Day case, one voter said that a poll worker became extremely agitated when an election commissioner brought new electronic voting machines to replace the faulty ones at the Cora Howe voting site. Nixon said Election Commission leaders will work to make sure that doesn't happen again.

"We are evaluating your workers, what went wrong, what went right and we use those evaluations to whether you need more training or not allow a workers to work anymore,' said Nixon.

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