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County Vote Audit Report

The County Vote Audit Report is the second one executed in the audit process and the second in the bundle of reports contained in the audit reports PDF file. This report can take up to an hour to execute in large counties in big elections. It compares votes cast for each candidate in each contest in each precinct in the EL30A Detailed Tabulated Report with the number of votes cast in the EL155 Vote Image Log for that candidate in each precinct. If an exception is detected, it is reported as a non zero value in the Delta column of the report.

It should be noted that this report does not attempt to match optical results because there are no audit data for the optical ballots except for the ballots themselves. It would be impossible for an auditor to manually key in optical results for each candidate in each precinct for every contest in a large election in a reasonable length of time. Also for this large amount of manual entries the possibility of keying every entry in without making an error is very small. Also if the ballot level audit is without exception and no manual entries were made, we can assume with a high degree of confidence that the tabulated vote totals are correct.

An audit in which all the Delta values are zero and contains no Auditor's comments is considered to be a clean audit. Each audit contains a cross check between the EL30A Detailed Tabulated Report, the EL155 Vote Image Log and the EL152 iVotronic Events Log. This cross check shows any discrepancy among the ballots cast reported in those files. At the bottom of the report is a how to read this report section to further assist the reader in understanding the report.

In the case where a candidate did not receive any votes in a precinct, there would be no corresponding entry in the EL155 file. So we make the notation that "No Audit Data expected or found." This is most common in General Elections where Write In votes are possible but none are cast. In the virtual precincts, it is possible that all ballots that are cast are optical ballots, in that case there would be no audit data and we make the notation that "All votes cast for this candidate in this precicnt are optical No Audit Data for optical" in the report.

Sample of a County Vote Audit Report (Redacted Partial)

County Vote Level Audit Report

Precinct Number / Name                                                    |--------------------EL30A----------------|-----Audit-------|
Office                                     Candidate                Party |    Total   Optical       iVo     Flash  |    iVo     Delta| Comments
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

0001  sdkfjalkjf 
STRAIGHT PARTY                             Republican               (REP)        192         0       192         0       192         0
STRAIGHT PARTY                             Libertarian              (LIB)          2         0         2         0         2         0
STRAIGHT PARTY                             Democratic               (DEM)        130         0       130         0       130         0
STRAIGHT PARTY                             Constitution             (CON)          1         0         1         0         1         0
STRAIGHT PARTY                             Green                    (GRN)          2         0         2         0         2         0
President and Vice President               Mitt Romney              (REP)        715         0       715         0       715         0
President and Vice President               Gary Johnson             (LIB)          7         0         7         0         7         0
President and Vice President               Barack Obama             (DEM)        321         0       321         0       321         0
President and Vice President               Virgil Goode             (CON)          2         0         2         0         2         0
President and Vice President               Jill Stein               (GRN)          2         0         2         0         2         0
U.S. House of Rep. District 3              Jeff Duncan              (REP)        721         0       721         0       721         0
U.S. House of Rep. District 3              Brian Ryan B Doyle       (DEM)        306         0       306         0       306         0
U.S. House of Rep. District 3              Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
State Senate District 10                   Jennings G McAbee Sr     (REP)        650         0       650         0       650         0
State Senate District 10                   Floyd Nicholson          (DEM)        387         0       387         0       387         0
State Senate District 10                   Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
State House of Rep. District 11            Craig Gagnon             (REP)        719         0       719         0       719         0
State House of Rep. District 11            Bob Shirley              (PET)         98         0        98         0        98         0
State House of Rep. District 11            Lee Garrett              (DEM)        230         0       230         0       230         0
State House of Rep. District 11            Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Solicitor Circuit 8                        David Stumbo             (REP)        734         0       734         0       734         0
Solicitor Circuit 8                        Benjamin L Shealy        (DEM)        301         0       301         0       301         0
Solicitor Circuit 8                        Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Sheriff                                    Skipper O'Bannon         (REP)        496         0       496         0       496         0
Sheriff                                    Raymond K Vandiver       (PET)        177         0       177         0       177         0
Sheriff                                    Charles H Goodwin        (DEM)        380         0       380         0       380         0
Sheriff                                    Write-In                                2         0         2         0         2         0
Clerk of Court                             Emily Y McMahan          (DEM)        873         0       873         0       873         0
Clerk of Court                             Write-In                                1         0         1         0         1         0
Coroner                                    Ronnie Ashley            (DEM)        890         0       890         0       890         0
Coroner                                    Write-In                                4         0         4         0         4         0
Auditor                                    Sue Simpson              (DEM)        868         0       868         0       868         0
Auditor                                    Write-In                                1         0         1         0         1         0
County Council District 3                  Claude Thomas            (DEM)        328         0       328         0       328         0
County Council District 3                  Write-In                               13         0        13         0        13         0
County Council District 4                  Billy Norris             (DEM)        369         0       369         0       369         0
County Council District 4                  Write-In                                5         0         5         0         5         0
County Council District 5                  James P McCord           (PET)         81         0        81         0        81         0
County Council District 5                  Oscar A Klugh            (DEM)         90         0        90         0        90         0
County Council District 5                  Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Soil and Water District Commission         Susie K New                           814         0       814         0       814         0
Soil and Water District Commission         Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found

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0950  Failsafe Provisional
STRAIGHT PARTY                             Republican               (REP)          6         6         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

STRAIGHT PARTY                             Libertarian              (LIB)          1         1         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

STRAIGHT PARTY                             Democratic               (DEM)          3         3         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

STRAIGHT PARTY                             Constitution             (CON)          0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
STRAIGHT PARTY                             Green                    (GRN)          0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
President and Vice President               Mitt Romney              (REP)         15        15         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

President and Vice President               Gary Johnson             (LIB)          0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
President and Vice President               Barack Obama             (DEM)          7         7         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

President and Vice President               Virgil Goode             (CON)          0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
President and Vice President               Jill Stein               (GRN)          0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
U.S. House of Rep. District 3              Jeff Duncan              (REP)         13        13         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

U.S. House of Rep. District 3              Brian Ryan B Doyle       (DEM)          9         9         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

U.S. House of Rep. District 3              Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Solicitor Circuit 8                        David Stumbo             (REP)         15        15         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Solicitor Circuit 8                        Benjamin L Shealy        (DEM)          7         7         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Solicitor Circuit 8                        Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Sheriff                                    Skipper O'Bannon         (REP)         10        10         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Sheriff                                    Raymond K Vandiver       (PET)          6         6         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Sheriff                                    Charles H Goodwin        (DEM)          6         6         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Sheriff                                    Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Clerk of Court                             Emily Y McMahan          (DEM)         17        17         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Clerk of Court                             Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Coroner                                    Ronnie Ashley            (DEM)         19        19         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Coroner                                    Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Auditor                                    Sue Simpson              (DEM)         17        17         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Auditor                                    Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
Soil and Water District Commission         Susie K New                            16        16         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

Soil and Water District Commission         Write-In                                0         0         0         0 * No Audit Data expected or found
AMENDMENT 1                                Yes                                    12        12         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

AMENDMENT 1                                No                                      9         9         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

LOCAL REFERENDUM                           Yes                                    10        10         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

LOCAL REFERENDUM                           No                                     10        10         0         0 * All votes cast for this candidate
                                                                                                                   * in this precicnt are optical.
                                                                                                                   * No Audit Data for optical.

There was no unmatched audit data

Auditors Comments: The county was unable to provide all the audit data for the Absentee and Failsafe Precincts, creating errors noted above. 


How to read this report.

This is the vote level report. It compares the number of votes cast for each candidate in the
tabulation report with the number of ballots cast in the audit data for each candidates in each
precinct. 

The tabulated values as read from the EL30A report are reported in four categories; Total, Optical (Opt),
iVotronic (iVo) and Flash. None of these values on each line are calculated but parsed from
the actual report. In the EL30A report all Write-in votes are added together and reported as one
candidate name - Write-in. The EL30A does not report individual Write-in candidates.

The Opt totals are the total number of votes cast on paper ballots that were scanned into the optical
scanner and transferred to the tabulation computer via memory stick or ZipDisk (depending on the type
of device, M100 or M650 used to scan the ballots.) Optical totals should exist only in some but not all 
of the Virtual Precincts at the bottom of the table. 

The iVo totals are the results gathered from the PEBs (Personal Electronic Ballot) which are used
to open and close an iVotronic voting machine and, after the polls have closed, gather the ballots
cast for transmission to the tabulation system. 

The Flash totals are the totals that are read from the flash cards in the rare event that the ballots
cannot be copied from the machine to the PEB or from the PEB to the tabulating machine.

The values on the Audit side come from the iVotronic audit data that is read from the flash cards as 
part of the audit process. That process combines the individual machine data into a master audit
file, the EL155 Vote image log. 

The EL155 contains a record of all the votes cast on a ballot. The vote images indicate the machine
0counting the number of times a candidate name for a contest appears in a precint we get the number of 
votes cast in that precinct for that candidates. That number should always match the number of votes cast
for that candidate in that contest in the iVo column on the EL30A side of the report.

Optical ballots do not have electonically readable audit files. So if the audit data iVotronic total votes
does not match the EL30A iVo value one of two things will occur. The first is if the iVotronic tabulated 
is zero and the Total tabulated votes match the tabulated Optical votes the following comment is made in 
the Audit side of the report; All votes cast for this candidate in this precicnt are optical No Audit 
Data for optical, or secondly, if the iVotronic total is not zero, a notation indicating which data Audit data
In the event a candidate or the combined Write-in candidates did not receive any votes in a precinct
the EL30A will report a zero vote count. If there are no votes for this candidate in a precinct in the audit data,
the following comment will be placed into the audit report by the auditing software; No Audit Data expected or 
found.

Finaly the audit software will search the audit data for any votes that were not found on the EL30A report.
If it finds some, it will report those vote totals by contest, candidate name and precinct. if it does not
find any unmatched audit data it will report; There was no unmatched audit data



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