PERFECT Project: Ballot Research

Much of our work in the PERFECT project is centered around issues that arise in processing ballot images. On this page we collect together resources we have been developing to support this research.

Research Topics

Button Ground-Truthing Ballot Images

Button Unbiased Visual Auditing

Button Homogeneous Class Display


Button Ballot Image Test Data:  Minnesota Challenged Ballots

Button Ballot Image Test Data:  Lehigh Class Surveys

Button Ballot Image Test Data:  Lehigh-Muhlenber Simulated Survey

Button Ballot Image Test Data:  RPI Synthetic Ballots

Button Ballot Image Test Data:  Scanned New York State Ballots

Button Prototype Ballot Generator

PERFECT is an acronym that stands for "Paper and Electronic Records for Elections: Cultivating Trust." PERFECT is a multidisciplinary research effort aimed at studying the reliable processing of paper ballots and other hardcopy election records. Participating institutions include Lehigh University, Boise State University, Muhlenberg College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Click here to return to the PERFECT homepage.

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PERFECT is funded in part by the National Science Foundation under award numbers NSF-0716368, NSF-0716393, NSF-0716647, NSF-0716543. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are the investigators' and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.