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DANVERS -- Danvers Town Clerk Joseph Collins oversees an audit recount of ballots in Precinct 8 for president and Question 1 as required under state law. The Secretary of State's office randomly chose the town's precinct for the audit. Such hand recounts are required by law in 3 percent of the Bay State's precincts. They were also being held in Salem and Beverly.