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Audit Report Guide
The audit report generated by Arlo after the completion of a risk-limiting audit contains all of the audit data. This guide explains the data found in each section.
This election info section provides the basic election information for the audit.
Organization - name of jurisdiction conducting audit Election Name - name of election being audited State - State of jurisdiction conducting audit
The contests section provides the tabulated results for each contest subject to audit.
Contest Name - name of contest audited Targeted? - indicates whether a contest was targeted and subject to the risk limit or opportunistic and not subject to the risk limit Number of Winners - number of winners in contest audited Votes Allowed - number of votes allowed in contest audited Total Ballots - total number of ballots in contest audited. For hybrid audits, total votes will also be listed for each CVR and Non-CVR segment. Tabulated Votes - tabulated vote totals for each candidate in contest audited. For hybrid audits, tabulated votes will also be listed for each CVR and Non-CVR segment.
The audit settings section provides all of the settings that were selected to drive the audit.
Audit Name - name of the audit Audit Type - risk-limiting audit type selected. Audit types include:
- Ballot Comparison
- Ballot Polling
- Hybrid (Ballot Comparison & Ballot Polling)
- Batch Comparison
Audit Math Type - math type selected - most audit types have one math type. Math types include:
Risk Limit - risk limit set by the audit administrator Random Seed - random number generated to start the audit Online Data Entry? - indicates whether an audit administrator selected online data entry, requiring audit boards to enter data for each ballot individually, or offline data entry, allowing the jurisdiction manager to enter sample totals
This audit boards section provides the names and party affiliation (when required) of each audit board.
Jurisdiction Name - name of the audit board’s jurisdiction Audit Board Name - name of the audit board Member 1 & 2 Name - names of the audit board members Member 1 & 2 Affiliation - party affiliation of audit board members (when required)
The rounds section includes the data completed for each round of the audit.
Round Number - number of the round Contest Name - name of the contest being audited Targeted? - indicates whether a contest was targeted and subject to the risk limit or opportunistic and not subject to the risk limit Sample Size - number of ballots retrieved for that contest during the round specified Risk-Limit Met? - Yes/No indicator if the sample met the risk limit P-Value - risk measurement for the round and contest specified Start Time - time the round was launched End Time - time the last audit board signed off in the round specified Audited Votes - audited sample vote totals for the round and contest specified
The sampled ballots/batches section includes data on each ballot/batch sampled.
Jurisdiction Name - name of the ballot’s jurisdiction Container - container the ballot was retrieved from (if applicable) Tabulator - tabulator used to scan the ballot (if applicable) Batch Name - name of the batch the ballot was retrieved from (may include container name) Ballot Position - position in the batch of ballots the ballot was retrieved from (not applicable in batch comparison audits) Imprinted ID - tabulator imprint ID according to the voting system (applicable in ballot comparison and hybrid audits) Ticket Numbers - order in which the ballot was randomly selected Audited? - ballot audited status. Audited status includes:
- AUDITED - Ballot was audited
- NOT_AUDITED - Ballot was not audited
- NOT_FOUND - Ballot audit was attempted, ballot was not found.
Audit Result - vote(s) recorded from that ballot/batch for that contest. In addition to candidate/proposal votes, audit result may includes:
- BLANK - No votes were cast in that contest
- CONTEST_NOT_ON_BALLOT - Contest was not on the ballot audited
Reported Results - votes as reported in the contest totals by batch file (applicable to batch comparison audits) CVR Result - vote(s) as found in the voting system’s Cast Vote Record (CVR) for the ballot audited (applicable to ballot comparison and hybrid audits) Change in Results - differences in the audit and reported results (if applicable) Change in Margin - differences in vote margin between the audit and reported results (if applicable) Last Edited By - Jurisdiction Manager or Audit Board member who entered the audit results