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Greene County Clerk’s Office To Test Audit Procedure Thursday

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller will conduct a Risk Limiting Audit Pilot Thursday.  According to a news release from the clerk’s office, Risk Limiting Audits or RLA’s “are gaining increasing recognition in the election security community as an effective post-election procedure.”  The audits give statistical data to verify that an election was tabulated properly.

RLA’s use a statistically sound algorithm to select a sample of cast ballots for audit, according to the clerk’s office. 

The Code of State Regulations already mandates a post-test procedure of a full hand recount of not less than five percent of precincts, randomly drawn, for all races and issues.  According to Schoeller’s office, RLA’s provide additional certainty and security by encompassing all precincts for the post-test.