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A Gentle Introduction to Risk-Limiting Audits

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Risk-limiting audits provide statistical assurance that election outcomes are correct by manually examining portions of the audit trail-paper ballots or voter-verifiable paper records. This article sketches two types of risk-limiting audits, ballot-polling audits and comparison audits, and gives example computations. These audits do not require in-house statistical expertise.

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Security & Privacy, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 5 )