Monday, June 15, 2009

May 19 Special Election: official and independent counts

The May 19 Special Election final results are in.

The County results are from the Humboldt County Elections office website.

The independent results are generated by running Ballot Browser against the Transparency Project's ballot images, using a vote threshold "lightness" of 226 (on a scale of 0 [black] to 255 [white]). That is, a vote oval that registered an average brightness of 226/255 or lower was counted as a vote. Approximately 50 ballots that were rejected by Ballot Browser were hand counted. These rejections were mostly due to excessive skew in the image.

The county and independent results agree to 0.01% on five of the six propositions. On proposition 1C, they agree to 0.02%.

As time permits, we may try to track down these (very minor) differences.

COUNTY - - - - - INDEPENDENT
#------- %-------- /// #------ %---------
1A
09661 37.44% / 09661
37.45%
16143 62.56% / 16138 62.55%

1B
10537 40.92% / 10537 40.91%

15215 59.08% / 15218 59.09%

1C
08751 34.00% / 08749 33.98%

16985 66.00% / 16995 66.02%

1D
08419 32.89% / 08422 32.89%

17179 67.11% / 17183 67.11%

1E
08151 31.83% / 08147 31.82%
17455 68.17% / 17457 68.18%

1F
20966 81.18% / 20965 81.17%
04861 18.82% / 04865 18.83%

1 comment:

steve said...

Good job. Hope project can move forward.

Steve
PenVote.com