Post-Election Audits

Principles and Best Practices for Post-Election Audits

http://electionaudits.org/principles

These principles were written to guide the design of high-quality postelection audits. They were developed by an ad hoc group comprising many stakeholders, including election officials, public advocates, computer scientists, statisticians, political scientists and legislators. CEIMN founder and former director Mark Halvorson was an executive editor.

Topics include:
Transparency
Independence
Paper Records
Chain of custody and Ballot Accounting
Risk-Limiting Audits
Addressing Discrepancies and Continuing the Audit
Comprehensive
Additional Targeted Samples
Binding on Official Results