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A Gentle Introduction to Risk-Limiting Audits
Sept.-Oct. 2012 (vol. 10 no. 5)
pp. 42-49
Philip B. Stark, University of California, Berkeley
Risk-limiting audits provide statistical assurance that election outcomes are correct by manually examining portions of the audit trail—paper ballots or voter-verifiable paper records. This article sketches two types of risk-limiting audits, ballot-polling audits and comparison audits, and gives example computations. These audits do not require in-house statistical expertise.
Index Terms:
Privacy,Security,Manuals,Nominations and elections,Software,Electronic voting,Special issues and sections,hypothesis tests,election verification,election integrity,sequential sampling
Citation:
Mark Lindeman, Philip B. Stark, "A Gentle Introduction to Risk-Limiting Audits," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 42-49, Sept.-Oct. 2012, doi:10.1109/MSP.2012.56
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