TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) — Per the direction of the secretary of the Oklahoma State Election Board, Johnston County will be one of 76 counties to perform a post-election audit on some ballots cast from the June 18 primary.

"It's just to give reassurance to the people of Johnston County that what we sent to the state election board, the tallying and everything, is accurate," Johnston County Election Board Secretary Susan Hesbrook said.

State statute 26 O.S. § 3-130,was passed by the legislature in 2019.

It gives the secretary of the state election board the authority to direct counties to conduct a post-election audit for the purpose of maintaining the security of the election system.

Carter county is the only county not directed to perform an audit because a vote recount was already done in the sheriff's race.

"We will audit the large elections such as state and federal elections. We also do some municipal elections,” state election board public information officer Misha Mohr said. “It's a manual or electronic examination of a limited number of ballots to determine whether or not the voting devices and the software used in that particular election are working properly."

"It's not the entire county. On our audit, I think we have two precincts that we're going to be doing,” Susan Hesbrook explained. “It's all random and they tell us which ones we're going to do."

Regardless of the findings from the audit, it will not have an impact on the election results.

"We've had a long history of accurate election results and I think these post-election audits really just reinforce that," Misha Mohr said.