The recount shall be conducted by tabulating all ballots utilizing ballot scanners. See the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (Rule) 183-1-15-.03(1)(b). [Revision note 11/11/2020: The Georgia Secretary of State has authorized a hand count of the ballots for the 2020 presidential election.]
Prior to the retabulation, the ballot scanners will be tested for accuracy, and will not be authorized for use during the recount if there are discrepancies in the test results that cannot be resolved. When there are unresolved discrepancies in the testing, the recount will be conducted by manual hand count. Rule 183-1-15-.03(1)(c). The only other mechanism for a recount by hand is by court order. Rule 183-1-15-.03(2)(a).