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Required Election Audits

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Sample Size

Alabama

No audit required

 

Alaska

All contests, but never smallest precincts

Hand

Yes

1 large precinct per House district, with at least 5% of district ballots

Arizona

Few contests

Hand

Yes

at least 2% or 2 precincts

Arkansas

No audit required

 

California

All contests, but not late-arriving ballots

Hand

No

1% of machines or precincts

Colorado

Few contests

Hand, and independent machines at Sec of State

Yes

Risk-limiting

Connecticut

Few contests

Machines or hand

Yes

5% of voting districts

Delaware

None, no paper

 

District of Columbia

Few contests

Hand

Yes

5% of precincts and ballots

Florida

All or few contests, depends on county*

ClearBallot's independent machines to check all contests or hand to check a few

No

2% of precincts

Georgia

None, no paper

 

Hawaii

Few contests

Hand

Yes

10% of precincts

Idaho

No audit required

Illinois

All contests

Machines primarily

No

5% of precincts and machines

Indiana

All contests, if requested, but many counties lack paper

Machines different from voting system, or hand

Unclear

up to 5% or 5 precincts, but many counties lack paper

Iowa

Few contests

Hand

No

Not defined

Kansas

No audit required

 

Kentucky

All contests, but many counties lack paper

Hand

Unclear

3% to 5% of precincts

Louisiana

None, no paper

 

Maine

No audit required

 

Maryland

All contests

ClearBallot analyzes scans from election machines

Yes

All ballot images created by election machines

Massachusetts

Few contests

Hand

Yes

3% of precincts

Michigan

No audit required

 

Minnesota

Few contests

Hand

Yes

3% or at least 2-4 precincts

Mississippi

No audit required, and most counties lack paper

 

Missouri

Few contests

Hand

Yes

5% of precincts

Montana

Few contests

Hand

No

at least 5% or 1 precinct

Nebraska

Few contests, only if requested

Method unclear

No

2% of precincts

Nevada

All contests

Machines or hand

No rules

2% or 3% of machines

New Hampshire

No audit required

 

New Jersey

None, no paper

 

New Mexico

Few contests

Hand

Yes

None in race with over 15% margin of victory, otherwise 4-165 precincts across state

New York

All contests

Machines different from voting system, or hand

Yes

3% of precincts

North Carolina

Few contests

Hand

Yes

Risk-limiting

North Dakota

No audit required

 

Ohio

Few contests

Hand

Yes

Machines or precincts totaling at least 5% of votes

Oklahoma

No audit required*

Oregon

Few contests

Hand

Yes

3% to 10% depending on margin of victory

Pennsylvania

All contests, but many counties lack paper

Machines different from voting system, or hand

No rules

Lesser of 2% or 2,000 ballot images, but many counties lack paper

Rhode Island

Few contests

Hand

Yes

Risk-limiting

South Carolina

None, no paper

 

South Dakota

No audit required

Tennessee

Few contests, and most counties lack paper

Same method as election day

No

1 to 5 precincts

Texas

Few contests, and many counties lack paper

Hand

Unclear

at least 1% or 3 precincts, not paperless machines

Utah

All contests

Hand

No

1% of machines

Vermont

All contests in 6 random towns

ClearBallot's independent machines in 6 towns

Yes

All ballots in 6 random towns

Virginia

Few contests

Hand

Unclear

Risk-limiting

Washington

Few contests, only if requested

Hand

Yes

up to 3 precincts or 6 batches

West Virginia

All contests

Hand

Yes

3% of precincts

Wisconsin

Few contests

Hand

No

100 wards or other districts across state

Wyoming

No audit required

* Machines for voters with disabilities lack paper trail, though it would be useful for those who can see

 

VerifiedVoting has full details on sample sizes and procedures.

Wikipedia has same information in a sortable table.