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.
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.
Audits vs. Recounts
Audits and recounts are two different post-election processes, but both are designed to build confidence in our elections. With everything going on in the post-election news cycle, Verified Voting and Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota coauthored this FAQ on the difference between an audit and a recount.