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Salt Lake County election officials wrapped up a two-day audit of its first electronic general election Tuesday, finding no discrepancies between the ballots on Diebold touch-screen voting machines' electronic memory and the paper bacskup. County elections director Julio Garcia said that other than a couple of human recounting errors that were ultimately reconciled, the audit went smoothly. Under auditing policy, 1 percent of the state's voting machines must be checked after each election to make sure the ballots recorded on the electronic memory cards match the paper back up.