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Voting & Elections 08.29.2019

Pilot Implementation Study of Risk-Limiting Audit Methods in the State of Rhode Island

Report

This report tells that story. It details how, through a collaborative effort, Rhode Island successfully conducted three pilot RLAs. It provides a general overview of RLAs, including the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The report describes the history of election administration in Rhode Island, which has led to the environment in which elections are conducted in the state today. It also lays out the essential components of the audits – their design, software tools, and presentation – and provides the results of the audits.

Voting & Elections 03.7.2017

‘We (still) have to fix that’

Report

In 2013 Common Cause Rhode Island issued a report on problems with the administration of the 2012 election titled, “We have to fix that.” After sending dozens of volunteers around Rhode Island in 2016 we are back with an update; “We (still) have to fix that.”

Voting & Elections 02.7.2013

‘We have to fix that’

Report

In 2012 Common Cause had volunteers at the polls in Rhode Island to observe the process. What we found was much room for improvement. Our report, ‘We have to fix that,’ provides details of what went wrong, and what can be done to fix that.

Access Decade

Report

In 2011 Common Cause Rhode Island looked at the record of the General Assembly in complying with the state's Open Meetings Act. This report demonstrates that over a decade after the watershed report, “Access Denied: Chaos, Confusion, and Closed Doors” much work remains to be done to ensure that the work of our legislature is completely transparent.

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