Increasingly, local election authorities are turning to ballot marking devices or recommitting to paper ballots marked by hand. In 2022, 92.2 percent of voters will live in a jurisdiction using one of these voting methods.


By  Jen Fifield, May 23, 2022

Bill passed with bipartisan support my lead to burdensome number of recounts, add to election costs and delay final results, experts warn.

November 25, 2020
by Lila Hassan

In a last-ditch attempt to undermine the 2020 presidential election, the Trump campaign has targeted Wisconsin’s two most heavily Democratic strongholds, home to significant Black and Hispanic populations.

Unlike Georgia and Arizona, where the campaign has pursued statewide recounts, the campaign’s request for a Wisconsin recount was limited to Dane County, where Biden unofficially took 75.5% of the vote, and Milwaukee County, where Biden took 69.13%.

By Corrie Emerson

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 (CEIMN) coauthored this FAQ on the difference between an audit and a recount. For questions, please email

What is the difference between an audit and a recount?

Washington Post
November 6, 2020
Brittany Shammas, Emma Brown and Jon Swaine

November 4, 2020
Lila Hansen

As election officials continue to count votes in the 2020 presidential election, already the most litigated in recent U.S. history, the Trump campaign said today it would seek a vote recount in Wisconsin.

NPR Marketplace
October 28, 2020
Kimberly Adams

The record fundraising and spending in the 2020 campaign is unlikely to end on Election Day. Candidates and campaigns will still have plenty of bills to pay, and potentially new expenses such as potential recounts in close races.

Commentary by Mark Halvorson 
Oct. 9, 2020
Duluth News Tribune

We know you’ve heard the horror stories. We know there are some who want to discredit our election system. We know there are some who want to do damage to our democracy.

On November 20, 2018, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) completed its 7th nonpartisan observation of the post-election audits of Minnesota's voting equipment.

Commentary by Mark Halvorson and Barbara Simons
Published Dec. 21, 2016

As the CIA digs deep to investigate foreign influence on our election, we should recognize that we don’t need cybersecurity experts to tell us if our votes have been accurately counted. Citizen observers can do the job, if we fix the way we vote and the way we verify those votes.