State Recount Laws
Searchable Database

The database summarizes recount laws for all fifty states and the District of Columbia providing free and easy access to everyone.  It allows voters, candidates, legislators and election officials to search and compare over 60 features of these complex laws.  Included are links to state statutes, procedure guides, administrative regulations and other helpful sources of information.

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Document image, Principles and Best Practices of Recounts

This document addresses a wide range of recount topics, including counting methods, transparency, impartiality, initiating methods, targeted recounts, and rules for determining voter intent. CEIMN convened four nationally recognized, bipartisan authors and a blue-ribbon panel of advisors to create these key principles and best practices.

Audit Database

Sample Ballot with Magnifying glass The State Audit Laws Database has moved

 Verified Voting, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a commitment to verifiable elections, will be hosting and maintaining the state audit laws database. CEIMN sought a new host for the database so that we can focus on developing other resources. Thank you to Verified Voting for maintaining this important resource.

State Audit Laws Database

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