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Voter Perceptions of Trust in Risk-Limiting Audits

  title={Voter Perceptions of Trust in Risk-Limiting Audits},
  author={Asmita Dalela and Oksana Kulyk and Carsten Sch{\"u}rmann},
Risk-limiting audits (RLAs) are expected to strengthen the public confidence in the correctness of an election outcome. We hypothesize that this is not always the case, in part because for large margins between the winner and the runner-up, the number of ballots to be drawn can be so small that voters lose confidence. We conduct a user study with 105 participants resident in the US. Our findings confirm the hypothesis, showing that our study participants felt less confident when they were told… Expand

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