Post Election Audit Summit – 25-27 Oct. 2007, Minneapolis, MN

Program Presentations (organized by session)

Mini-biographies for speakers and panelists

 Summit Bios

Audit Definition:

For the purposes of the summit we will focus on the following definition of post election audits: The audit of election results, conducted after the polls have closed and before certification, by performing manual counts of paper ballots and voter-verifiable paper records in randomly selected units (e.g. precincts) and comparing them to the corresponding electronic or manual tallies, for the purpose of verifying the election result with a high level of confidence.

Thursday, 25 October

Keynote Speaker: Fritz J. Scheuren, Past President American Statistical Association

Friday, 26 October

9:30 AM Panel One – Why Audit – Q&A
Moderator: Kim Alexander, California Voter Foundation
Panelists: Doug Jones, University of Iowa, Department of Computer Science
 S1-Douglas Jones-Auditing Elections.pdf

Lillie Coney, Associate Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center
 S1-Lillie Coney-Why Audit for Transparency.ppt

Lesley Mara, Deputy Secretary of State, Connecticut

10:30 AM Panel Two – How & What to Audit – Part I – Q&A
Audit Types Compared, Which Contests/Ballot Categories to Audit
Moderator: Larry Norden, Brennan Center
Panelists: Ron Rivest, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT
Joe Hall, PhD. Candidate, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Arlene Ash, Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Post-Election Audit Basics1.ppt
Howard Stanislevic, Computer Network Engineer & Founder, E – Voter Education Project

11:30 AM Panel Three – How & What to Audit – Part II – Q&A
Selection Process, Triggers, Escalation, Teams & Materials, Transparency
Moderator: Mark Halvorson, Citizens for Election Integrity, Minnesota
Panelists: Victor Addona, Prof, Mathematics & Computer Science, Macalester College
Arel Cordero, University of California at Berkeley, Computer Science Department
Mark Lindeman, Bard College, Department of Political Science
Philip B. Stark, Professor of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Patty O’Connor, Auditor, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

1:30 PM Panel Four – Resources – Time, People & Money
Moderator: Pam Smith, Verified Voting
Bob Kibrick, Verified Voting (via remote feed)
  S4-Bob Kibrick-Resources.ppt
Matt Damschroder, Director, Franklin County Board of Elections, Ohio
Dean Logan, Chief Deputy, Register-Recorder/County Clerk, Los Angeles County, CA
 S4-Dean Logan-People Time Money.ppt
Freddie Oakley, Director of Elections, Yolo County CA

2:30 PM Panel Five – Roundtable – Q&A
Advantages & Pitfalls: Lessons learned from creating and implementing auditing regulations and legislation
Moderator: Doug Chapin,
Panelists: Doug Kellner, Co-Chair, New York Board of Elections
 S5-Doug Kellner-NY Board of Elections.ppt

William Kalsbeek, Biostatistics & Survey Research Unit, UNC, Chapel Hill
Lessons Learned NC audit – Kalsbeek PPt.ppt

Bill Hilty, State Representative, Minnesota
Jenny Flanagan, Executive Director, Common Cause, Colorado

Saturday, 27 October

9:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Debra Bowen, California, Secretary of State, (via remote feed)
Bowen Speech (8 min) on YouTube

9:30 AM Panel Seven – Principles of Great Post Election Audits – Q&A
Putting It All Together
Moderator: John McCarthy, Verified Voting

S7-John McCarthy-Putting it All Together.ppt
Panelists: Pam Smith, Verified Voting
Larry Norden, Brennan Center
Candice Hoke, Center for Election Integrity, Cleveland State University

10: 30 AM Panel Eight – Action Steps – The Road Map – Q&A
Building Consensus – Overcoming Obstacles
Moderator: Dan McCrea, Florida Voters Coalition
Panelists: Cisco McSorley, State Senator, New Mexico
Bill Hilty, State Representative, Minnesota
Renee Steinhagen, New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center
NYAuditGraphs.pdf (Examples of how to use graphs to present to legislators.)
Susan Gill, Supervisor of Elections, Citrus County, Florida
Jenny Flanagan, Executive Director, Common Cause, Colorado



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