This page links to a downloadable .pdf version of the most recent public version of the paper "Percentage-based versus SAFE Vote Tabulation Auditing: A Graphic Comparison," by John McCarthy, Howard Stanislevic, Mark Lindeman, Arlene Ash, Vittorio Addona, and Mary Batcher. SAFE Auditing - Final July 26 Version - PDF
This paper is intended for anyone interested in vote tabulation auditing, from concerned citizens to policy-makers and from people with minimal mathematical skills to professional statisticians. Although they completed major editing the last week of July, 2007, the authors may still make small changes to the paper in the future. Please send all comments and suggestions for improvement to .
The authors wish to thank all who have reviewed and commented on the paper and helped improve it, particularly our fellow-members of the joint Verified Voting - American Statistical Association (ASA) email discussion list, which has been instrumental in encouraging work such as this paper and the recent ASA President's Invited Column, Statistics Can Help Ensure Accurate Elections.