Inyo County Clerk Announces Inyo County to Conduct a Risk Limiting Audit

 

Danielle Sexton, Inyo County Clerk, announces that
Inyo County will conduct a Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) in addition to the required 1% post-election manual tally of the ballots cast in the June 7, 2022, Statewide Direct Primary Election to provide transparency of the election process.

The RLA is an audit process that provides strong statistical evidence that the
election outcome is correct, or has a high probability of correcting an outcome
that wouldn’t match a full hand count of the ballots. The audit itself requires
human examination to verify more ballots in close contests and fewer ballots in
contests with wider margins.

The random selection of 1% of all precincts for the required post-election audit,
and the rolling of the 10-sided die for the Risk Limiting Audit, will begin on
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Elections’ office located in
the Inyo County Courthouse in Independence.

The RLA process will begin immediately following the random precinct selection
for the 1% hand tally and the random seed selected by the rolling of the 10-
sided die. The audit is expected to take place from June 21st and 22nd, or until
completed.

The Registrar of Voters will publish the election results to be audited, along with
a cryptographic hash of their contents on its website.

The public is invited to observe all processes.

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