Comparison audit

1. A method to conduct a risk-limiting audit where individual ballots are randomly selected and compared to the voting system’s Cast Vote Record (CVR) for each ballot.

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

2. An audit that evaluates the compliance with laws, procedures, or standards. E.g., evaluating the security of ballot storage or the conduct of officials on election day.

Source: Pilot Implementation Study of Risk-Limiting Audit Methods in the State of Rhode Island, RLA Working Group,