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Resources for Voters
The EAC provides timely and useful information to American voters, who deserve accessible, accurate and secure elections
The EAC's Testing and Certification program is the critical first step in the process of maintaining the reliability and security of the voting systems used in our nation's elections.
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While Election Day marks the end of voters casting ballots, state and local election officials still have a long to-do list to go through after the election. These include the many states that conduct post-election audits of voting systems as well as recounts that may occur in close races. Below are links to national and state resources about processes for post-election audits and recounts.
6 Tips for Conducting Election Audits
Quick Start Management Guide: Conducting a Recount
Election Management Guidelines - Chapter 15: Conducting a Recount
Recount and Contests Study
In 2010 EAC made grant awards totaling $1,463,074 to county and state organizations to support research, development, documentation and dissemination of a range of procedures and processes for managing and conducting high-quality logic and accuracy testing and post election audit activities.
California Secretary of State Post-Election Risk-Limiting Audit Pilot Program
Orange County California Applying Visual Management Techniques and Digital Analysis to Post Election Auditing
Santa Cruz County California Pre-Election Testing & Post-Election Audit Report
Colorado Department of State Risk-Limiting Audit & Post-Election Audit Initiative
Connecticut Secretary of the State Pre-Election and Post-Election Audit Solutions for Optical Scan Voting Equipment
Cook County Illinois 2010 Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Testing and Post-Election Audit Initiative: Executive Summary
Cook County Illinois Election Verification Toolkit
Indiana Secretary of State/Ball State VSTOP Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Testing and Post-Election Audit Initiative
New York State Board of Elections Processes and Best Practices for Coordinating Quality and Cost-effective Post Election Audits
Cuyahoga County Ohio Online Official Election Testing & Auditing Guide
National Conference of State Legislatures: Post-Election Audits
National Conference of State Legislatures: Automatic Recounts
Center for Election Integrity Minnesota: Audit and Recount Laws Database
California: Post-Election Auditing Regulations and Reports
Connecticut: Audit Procedure Manual
Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Cuyahoga Election Audits
Florida: Post-Election Voting System Audit
Massachusetts: Post-Election Audit Information
Minnesota: 2016 Post-Election Review Guide
Montana: Post-Election Audit Guide
California: Statewide Recounts — Frequently Asked Questions
Connecticut: Recanvass Procedure Manual
Florida: Recount Procedure Summary
Indiana: Guidelines for Conduct of an Election Recount and Contest
Maryland: Recount Guide
Massachusetts: How to Request a Recount
Michigan: Election Recounts
Minnesota: 2016 Recount Guide
Montana: Montana Statewide Recount Guide
Nevada: Recount and Contest Guide
North Dakota: North Dakota Secretary of State Recount Guidelines
Rhode Island: Guide to Election Recounts
South Dakota: Recount Manual
Texas: Procedures to Request and Conduct a Recount
Virginia: Virginia Election Recounts and Contests – The Basics
Washington: Recount Elections: Frequently Asked Questions
West Virginia: 2016 Best Practices Guide for Canvass and Recount
Wisconsin: Election Recount Procedures
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