Florida Department of State
Kurt S. Browning
Secretary of State
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2007
Media Advisory: Secretary of State Releases Audit Reports of Congressional District 13 Race
“At the request of the Secretary of State, the Division of Elections conducted a thorough audit of the election results in Sarasota County, Florida for the November 7, 2006 general election. The audit set out to ascertain if any process, definition, machine or tabulation error contributed to the contest’s undervote total.
The audit team concluded that there is no evidence that suggests the official results are in error, and further concludes that the results of the November 7, 2006 election in Sarasota County are accurate. Additionally an independent study was conducted by the Security and Assurance in Information Technology (SAIT) Lab at Florida State University of the iVotronic and PEB source codes. That study found no evidence that would have contributed to the undervote.
As always, Governor Crist and I are committed to ensuring that every Floridian’s vote is counted and I am confident that the race in Sarasota County was fair and accurate.”
Both reports are available on the Division of Elections website under the following titles: