Efficient Post-Election Audits of Multiple Contests : 2009 California Tests

@inproceedings{Stark2009EfficientPA,
  title={Efficient Post-Election Audits of Multiple Contests : 2009 California Tests},
  author={Philip B. Stark},
  year={2009}
}
Risk-limiting post-election audits have a pre-specified minimum chance of requiring a full hand count if the outcome of the contest is not the outcome that a full hand count of the audit trail would show. The first risk-limiting audits were performed in 2008 in California. Two refinements to increase efficiency will be tested in Marin and Santa Cruz counties, California, in November 2009. The first refinement is to audit a collection of contests as a group by auditing a random sample of batches… CONTINUE READING