Small Batch Election Auditing Methods Meeting

This is a collection of references for participants in the Small Batch Audit Methods Meeting and others interested in these approaches.

Please send suggestions for additions and revisions to Neal McBurnett neal@bcn.boulder.co.us

Meeting Presentations

John McCarthy, Powerpoint Slides Handout (copy below)

Ed Smith, "Experiences and Thoughts regarding Election Audits" (copy below)

Good introductions to the primary topics of this meeting

Cynthia Sturton , Eric Rescorla , and David Wagner, Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me: Using Scales to Select Ballots for Auditing  good overview of the rationale for audits in general, and single ballot methods in particular, including some helpful cartoons

Eric Rescorla , Understanding the Security Properties of Ballot-Based Veri.cation Techniques excellent slides & cartoons on ballot based audit methods, privacy & security (Usenix EVT/WOTE 2009 presentation)

Philip Stark, Why small audit batches are more efficient: two heuristic explanations March 2010 (last updated 15 March 2010) excellent simple explanation of why small audit batches are more efficient

Mark Lindeman,  A Kaplan-Markov auditing example using 2008 California data simple, but realistic, hypothetical example of risk-limiting audit using existing California data

Joseph Calandrino,  Machine-Assisted Election Auditing  seminal paper on one type of single-ballot auditing method

Bibliographies on Election Auditing

http://josephhall.org/eamath/bib.pdf  most comprehensive and up to date bibliography on the subject (February 12, 2010 (v3.8) as of the moment)

Home page for election auditing smaller, more generic, but dated set of election auditing readings

Other papers and links recommended by participants in the meeting:

See also links under Navigation block at top left of this page for additional materials
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