Resolving the Unexpected in Elections: Election Officials' Options
addt'l author: Sean Piesert. Report dated October, 2009.
This paper is designed to assist election officials in effectively handling the technical irritations that have been difficult to diagnose, allowing them to protect themselves and the public interest from unfair accusations, inaccuracies in results, and conspiracy theories. The paper’s primary goal is to empower officials to recognize which types of voting system events and indicators need a more structured analysis.