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Resolving the Unexpected in Elections: Election Officials' Options

  • Author(s): Bishop, Matt
  • Graff, Mark
  • Hoke, S. Candice
  • Jefferson, David
  • Peisert, Sean
  • et al.
Abstract

This paper seeks to assist election officials and their lawyers in effectively handling the technical issues that can be difficult to understand and analyze, allowing them to protect themselves and the public interest from unfair accusations, inaccuracies in results, and conspiracy theories. The paper helps to empower officials to recognize which types of voting system events and indicators need a more structured analysis and what steps to take to set up the evaluations (or forensic assessments) using computer experts.

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