BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Ballot announced today that the Maryland State Administrator of Elections selected Clear Ballot's ClearAudit system to conduct the nation's first 100 percent statewide post-election audit. The audit will begin three days after Election Day on November 11 and will be completed prior to the local and state certification submission deadline for results. With 3.7 million registered voters, the audit will set a new bar for election transparency in the United States.
ClearAudit was chosen after a rigorous evaluation against two methodologies that involved a limited hand count. It was the only system that could perform a 100% audit within the certification period and have minimal impact on the local election official's staff. Approximately 3 million ballots will be re-tabulated over a two-day period. Independently produced results will be computed for every candidate or measure on every contest across every precinct. Clear Ballot CEO, Larry Moore said, "I look forward to working with Linda Lamone and her staff to ensure the results of the election can be presented to citizens, candidates, parties and the media with complete transparency and utter confidence. Our mission is to bridge the gap between perception and reality and help build trust in America's voting systems."