Tabulation starts with ballots people have cast and ends with vote totals that determine the outcome of each contest in an election. Tabulation is more than just adding up numbers that represent votes. Tabulation also includes the separate, preliminary step of determining voter intent — did this voter vote for this choice in this contest? — from the marks on the ballot.
Good tabulation audits provide solid evidence to support public trust in the ultimate outcomes of elections. In particular, the public deserves evidence that the vote-counting computers are accurately recording and counting the votes.
Public trust also requires public participation. Learn how you can get involved in the audit process with our Guide for Public Oversight of Tabulation Audits.
|Denver Elections Division’s Risk-Limiting Audit (2018)
||Colorado’s Risk-Limiting Audit (2017)