Conservative statistical post-election audits

@article{Stark2008ConservativeSP,
  title={Conservative statistical post-election audits},
  author={P. Stark},
  journal={The Annals of Applied Statistics},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={550-581}
}
  • P. Stark
  • Published 2008
  • Mathematics
  • The Annals of Applied Statistics
  • There are many sources of error in counting votes: the apparent winner might not be the rightful winner. Hand tallies of the votes in a random sample of precincts can be used to test the hypothesis that a full manual recount would find a different outcome. This paper develops a conservative sequential test based on the vote-counting errors found in a hand tally of a simple or stratified random sample of precincts. The procedure includes a natural escalation: If the hypothesis that the apparent… CONTINUE READING
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