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Best Practices: Paper Records

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Ideally, post-election audits use hand-to-eye counts of voter-marked, voter-verified paper ballots. Where such paper ballots are not available, other forms of voter-verifiable paper records should be used.

a. The paper records must be easy to read and handle.

b. The paper records must reliably reflect the intent of the voters. Care must be taken to urge voters to confirm the record of their votes.