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Post Election Audits: People – Time – Money Post Election Audit Summit Minneapolis, Minnesota October 25-27, 2007 Dean Logan, Chief Deputy Registrar-Recorder/County.

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1 Post Election Audits: People – Time – Money Post Election Audit Summit Minneapolis, Minnesota October 25-27, 2007 Dean Logan, Chief Deputy Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Los Angeles County

2 Post Election Audits: People How many people are needed? Number and size of counting boards Proportional to scope Dependent on time and space availability Who to recruit Linked to time constraints Varied models Staff Poll workers Political party designees Temporary service or registry

3 Post Election Audits: People Roles and Responsibilities Counting Boards Tally Coordinators Security Team Supervisors Trainers Data Management Media Relations Observer Relations

4 Post Election Audits: Time Defining the scope Audits vs. Recounts Sampling models Advance preparation Ballot sorting/preparation Work schedule Training (staff and observers) Public notice Facilities Room layout Pre-certification vs. Post-certification Escalation Provisions Litigation

5 Post Election Audits: Money Personnel Facilities Supplies Security Litigation

6 Post Election Audits: Advance Considerations Clear objectives Observer guidelines Documentation Voter intent definition Training program Frequently asked questions Reporting timeframes Regulatory change Risk assessment

7 Post Election Audits: JurisdictionPeopleTimeMoney Los Angeles, CA – 1% audit 3.9 million RV 25,526 ballots 88 precincts 52 contests 1.7% of total 50 – counting boards 436 – total for canvass operations 10 hour shifts 7 days a week 20 days $207,508* *additional $73,000 with addition of absentees November 2006 General Election; Optical Scan – InkaVote Plus Ballots

8 Post Election Audits: JurisdictionPeopleTimeMoney San Diego, CA – 1% audit 1.4 million RV 17 precincts 38 add-on contests 11,321 ballots 16 teams of three 3 Supervisors 10 hour shifts 6 days a week days ~3,577 hours $44,357 November 2006 General Election; Voter Verified Paper Audit and OpScan Ballots

9 Post Election Audits: JurisdictionPeopleTimeMoney Orange County, CA 22 precincts 1.4 million RV 69 people6 days$66,180 November 2006 General Election

10 Post Election Audits: JurisdictionPeopleTimeMoney King County, WA – recount 1.1 million RV ~90,000 ballots One Contest Statewide 2.8 million ballots 80 – three member counting boards 30 – support staff 400 people total Security 10 hour double shifts 7 days a week 16 days Plus ballot sorting and preparation Statewide Cost $1.4 million (50 cents per vote for 2.8 million votes) 2004 Gubernatorial Recount; Optical Scan Ballots


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