Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me: Using Scales to Select Ballots for Auditing

@inproceedings{Sturton2009WeightWD,
  title={Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me: Using Scales to Select Ballots for Auditing},
  author={Cynthia Sturton and David A. Wagner},
  booktitle={EVT/WOTE},
  year={2009}
}
Ballot-based auditing offers a much higher level of statistical confidence for any given number of ballots counted than does precinct-based auditing. Unfortunately, it also comes with the problem of efficiently finding any particular ballot so that it can be audited. Previous work on ballot-based auditing has required modifying the ballots to add a serial number which could be used for indexing. We describe a method for using scales and ballot weight to quickly index into a stack of ballots… CONTINUE READING

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