Thursday, February 1, 2007, 11:00 a.m. EDT
updates (Allan E.)
2) Document delivery plans in advance of the next TGDC plenary (Allan
3) Report from the EAC Advisory Board meeting (John W.)
4) Discussion of potential requirements for e-pollbooks (John W.)
5) Any other items.
Alan Goldfine, Allan Eustis, Brit Williams, David Flater, Commissioner
Donetta Davidson, John Wack, Nelson Hastings, Philip Pearce, Sharon Laskowski,
Wendy Havens, Dan Schutzer
Updates (Allan Eustis):
out an email regarding a calendar of voting events which will be posted
on the web - please review for items of interest and pleas forward items
of upcoming events.
Salah will be sending a logistics letter soon for next TGDC meeting,
including travel, hotel, etc. The meeting will begin the morning of
March 22, ending around 2:30 on the 23rd. Teleconference capabilities
will be available for anyone not able to attend meeting.
for document development process - they will be posted on the web. We
plan to send to TGDC members a draft VVSG and related white papers before
the meeting as per other TGDC meetings..
from the EAC Advisory Board (John Wack):
- EAC Advisory
board seemed like a good forum, 20 to 30 members in attendance - a good
atmosphere to get work done.
attended to give an overview of the TGDC meeting and discuss the resolutions.
appeared to be interested in getting exported electronic records from
different kinds of equipment (same vendor) to be interoperable with
the consolidation software.
to make sure that software getting results from DREs or absentee ballots
can talk to each other. Some errors that were discussed at the board
meeting were due to programming errors.
every piece of equipment to verify software would cause a lot of testing
and take a while. Individual components of voting systems are not checked
we can do is conformance to the standards.
may take several years. Vendors may want to get together and do own
- To give
general interoperability requirements, we would have to define interfaces.
was a resolution passed at a TGDC meeting regarding common ballot format
specifications - basically directing NIST to look at what sort of election
markup language is out there and see if it sufficient for cast vote
records, and then make a recommendation to the TGDC.
item of the board meeting: Brian Hancock and some election officials
have requested VVSG 07 have some requirements for e-poll books. Currently
all general requirements of VVSG 07 cover e-poll books. Concern was
expressed by subcommittee members that it is too early in the development
process to write functional requirements for e-poll books.
Pearce discussed a little of his panel discussion at the board meeting,
making sure that usability and accessibility were being considered when
voting equipment was tested. He mentioned Jim Dickson's concerns regarding
Davidson mentioned a question brought up to her at a meeting about problems
with sending results over analog lines. Allan had heard the same problem
CRT phone meetings are scheduled for:
February 15 at 11:00 a.m. (Topics of discussion to include technical aspects
proposed for quality assurance and configuration management as well as
March 1 at 11:00 a.m.
March 15 at 11:00 a.m.
[* Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the TGDC is charged
with directing NIST in performing voting systems research so that the
TGDC can fulfill its role of recommending technical standards for voting
equipment to the EAC. This teleconference discussion served the purposes
of the CRT subcommittee of the TGDC to direct NIST staff and coordinate
its voting-related research relevant to the VVSG 2007. Discussions on
this telecon are preliminary, pre-decisional and do not necessarily reflect
the views of NIST or the TGDC.]
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