Ballot manifest

1. A catalog prepared by election officials listing all the physical paper ballots and their locations in sequence.

Source: Election Terminology Glossary - Draft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),; Pilot Implementation Study of Risk-Limiting Audit Methods in the State of Rhode Island, RLA Working Group,

2. A list that indicates how the ballots in an election are organized and stored. For instance, a ballot manifest might list the ballot containers used for an election, the number of batches in each container, and the number of ballots in each batch.

Source: 2018 Risk Limiting Audit Pilot Project Report, Orange County Registrar of Voters,