Voter Perceptions of Trust in Risk-Limiting Audit

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Risk-limiting audits (RLAs) are expected to strengthen the public confidence in the correctness of an election outcome. We hypothesize that this is not always the case, in part because for large margins between the winner and the runner-up, the number of ballots to be drawn can be so small that voters lose confidence. We conduct a user study with 105 participants resident in the US. Our findings confirm the hypothesis, showing that our study participants felt less confident when they were told the number of ballots audited for RLAs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID 2021)
PublisherTalTech press
Publication date2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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