August 10, 2023
Exploring Election Audits Series
The Elections Group’s Exploring Election Audits Series will help election officials identify principles, standards and audit best practices that apply to the entire election administration process – not just voting machines and tabulation equipment.
The first report in the series gives an overview of the current election audit landscape. It then introduces a new election audit framework that uses principles and standards developed by our bipartisan group of election officials to develop and conduct high-value election audits.
The series’ second set of reports provides election administrators with standards and methods for implementing high-value election audits. For each audit, the report provides background information, applicable standards, information on who should conduct the audit and when, and methods for conducting the audit and producing an audit report.
Download the files individually below – or all of them at once by clicking here.
A Holistic Approach to Auditing Elections
Download our guides:
Election Observer Resources
Meaningful observation is essential to the health of the election process. The guides on this page are designed as hand-outs for election observers.
Aug 18, 2023
Elections Workforce Resource Library
The Elections Workforce Resource Library links to resources created by many organizations that can aid the elections workforce.
Jul 6, 2023
Risk-Limiting Audit Procedures for Local Election Officials
A risk-limiting audit (RLA) is a post-election tabulation audit in which a random sample of voted ballots is manually examined for evidence that the originally reported outcome of the election is correct. They also allow jurisdictions to strategically allocate resources to check more ballots when needed in close contests, and fewer ballots in contests with wider margins.
Feb 17, 2022