Kellie Ottoboni received the Innovation Award from the Election Verification Network (EVN) for her work with Professor Philip Stark developing the Stratified Union-Intersection Tests of Elections (SUITE) tool for use in the pilot of risk-limiting audits. The SUITE tool is a Jupyter notebook that encompasses all steps of a post-election risk-limiting audit: risk calculations, an estimate of the number of ballots to examine, and a procedure to sample and locate ballots. Kellie created the tool for Michigan's 2018 pilot risk-limiting audits.
The Election Verification Network is a professional society of election officials, researchers, and advocates committed to accurate, accessible, transparent, reliable, and verifiable elections. The Innovation Award is given annually for path-breaking product development that greatly facilitates robust election verification and auditing.