Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

VotingWorks: Risk Limiting Audit Tool Development

VotingWorks is a non-partisan non-profit building a secure, affordable, and delightful voting system.

Why We Invested

This grant will support the development of a tool that will enable election officials to conduct Risk-Limiting Audits (RLAs). Post-election auditing is one important way that election officials can prove that election outcomes are accurate, inspiring greater public confidence in election contest outcomes.

The VotingWorks RLA tool helps election officials calculate the number of ballots needed to conduct an RLA based on the risk limit they have set for a contest. The RLA tool will be up and running for the states/localities that are conducting RLAs or RLA pilots for the 2020 election, and all elections thereafter.

Total Commitment

2019: $350,000