Improving the Security, Transparency and Efficiency of California's 1% Manual Tally Procedures

USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop, 2009

12 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2009

Date Written: February 11, 2009

Abstract

California jurisdictions have an extensive history of conducting post-election manual tallies of ballot records; they have performed this type audit since the 1960s when the use of lever and punchcard voting technologies became common statewide. We report findings from studying manual tally procedures in a handful of California counties. Through a combination of iterative procedure development and observation of manual tally activities, we designed new procedures that better promote security, transparency and efficiency. We have since generalized these procedures for use in any California county.

Keywords: e-voting, procedures, auditing, elections,election law, voting technology

Suggested Citation

Hall, Joseph Lorenzo, Improving the Security, Transparency and Efficiency of California's 1% Manual Tally Procedures (February 11, 2009). USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1341211

Joseph Lorenzo Hall (Contact Author)

New York University - MCC ( email )

239 Greene St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003-1836
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://josephhall.org/

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