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  This use case may also provide the opportunity for discussion of additional auditing types or approaches as well. Different auditing approaches may make use of different kinds of election process information and utilize different strategies in order to establish their conclusions. For example
  • evidence-based elections require good evidence that the chain of custody of the paper ballots has been securely preserved.
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  • targeted auditing of specific audit units (individual ballots, precincts, batches or other auditable collections of ballots) based on timely reporting of results by audit unit, mark density information in Cast Vote Records, indications of breaches in chain of custody, and other evidence or claims that the audit unit deserves scrutiny
 
  • poll book accounting or ballot reconciliation processes compare evidence of how many voters showed up at the polls or properly returned their ballots and cast votes, with the number of ballots counted. Discrepancies should be investigated, documented and factored into the overall assessment of the evidence. Secure and auditable methods of preserving event logs that document voter authorization, signature verification, ballot casting, ballot counting, etc. can be used to facilitate these forms of accounting.
  • security checks can be performed on seals, seal logs and surveilance tapes, and event logs can be checked for anomalies
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