Risk Limiting Audit Prototype Observation Report

Summary Recommendations

  • We recommend that RLAs be performed, at a minimum, for the top statewide race (Governor or Presidential Electors) and the closest margin statewide contest not otherwise subject to recanvass.
  • We recommend that all statewide contests and congressional races, not recanvassed, be counted on each ballot selected for audit with RLA statistics calculated for each of those contests.
  • We question if sufficient RLAs can feasibly be performed in Connecticut, unless and until the certification deadline is changed in law and the Connecticut Constitution. We question if RLAs should be performed without equipment that can add unique identifiers to ballots when they are initially scanned in polling places and when they are centrally counted.

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