Single-Ballot Risk-Limiting Audits Using Convex Optimization

By Stephen Checkoway, Anand Sarwate, and Hovav Shacham.

In Proceedings of EVT/WOTE 2010. USENIX/ACCURATE/IAVoSS, August 2010.


We take an information-theoretic approach to sequential election auditing. By comparing how far an empirical distribution of audited votes diverges from any distribution in which the reported outcome is incorrect, we gain a high degree of confidence in the outcome when our procedure confirms the reported results.



	author =	{Stephen Checkoway and Anand Sarwate and Hovav Shacham},
	title =		{Single-Ballot Risk-Limiting Audits Using Convex Optimization},
	booktitle =	{Proceedings of EVT/WOTE 2010},
	editor = 	{Doug Jones and Jean-Jacques Quisquater and Eric Rescorla},
	organization =	{USENIX/ACCURATE/IAVoSS}
	year =		2010,
	month =		aug,
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