On Thursday, March 14th at their annual conference in Washington DC, Kellie Ottoboni received the Innovation Award from the Election Verification Network (EVN) for her work with Professor Philip Stark developing the Stratified Union-Intersection Tests of Elections (SUITE) tool for use in the pilot of risk-limiting audits. The SUITE tool is a Jupyter notebook that encompasses all steps of a post-election risk-limiting audit: risk calculations, an estimate of the number of ballots to examine, and a procedure to sample and locate ballots. An earlier post on the blog describes the tool in greater detail and how it was used in Michigan’s 2018 pilot risk-limiting audits.
The Election Verification Network is a professional society of election officials, researchers, and advocates committed to accurate, accessible, transparent, reliable, and verifiable elections. The Innovation Award is given annually for path-breaking product development that greatly facilitates robust election verification and auditing.
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Kellie Ottoboni Receives Award for Post-Election Auditing Notebook
April 2, 2019 | Kellie Ottoboni | Jupyter Blog
Kellie Ottoboni receives EVN Innovation Award
March 19, 2019 | BIDS Blog: Data Science Insights
Kellie Ottoboni receives the Innovation Award from the Election Verification Network (EVN)
March 19, 2019 | UC Berkeley Department of Statistics News
Piloting Risk-Limiting Audits in Michigan
December 20, 2018 | BIDS News
Risk-Limiting Audits by Stratified Union-Intersection Tests of Elections (SUITE)
September 6, 2018 | International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID 2018)
Kellie Ottoboni, Philip B. Stark, Mark Lindeman, Neal McBurnett