Thursday, June 7, 2007
11:00 a.m. EDT
Draft Meeting Minutes
2) Issues received from TGDC members and the public (continued). See
the files under "CRT VVSG finalization working materials:"
at http://vote.nist.gov/TGDC/crt/index.html (Flater)
3) Any other items.
Alan Goldfine, Allan Eustis, David Flater, John Wack, Jon Crickenberger
(NVLAP), Mat Masterson (EAC), Thelma Allen, Wendy Havens
Plenary Teleconference scheduled for July 3. We plan to distribute VVSG
draft electronically, if anyone needs a hard copy email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Received (David Flater):
At the last
meeting, it was decided that issues with terminology would be discussed
with Paul Miller, CRT is awaiting feedback.
- The "general
election" term which had created a lot of controversy was deleted
as the term was not used in VVSG requirements.
- The definitions
partisan contest and non-partisan contest were changed to part specific
contest and non-party specific contest, respectively.
- The definition
for primary election was changed to match the definition in VVSG 05.
The definition can be altered to make it more acceptable without damage
to the requirements.
- The term
jurisdiction had been used with multiple meanings by CRT and STS. The
definition (awaited NASED approval) is: Administrative unit that is
the entire scope within which the voting system is used; e.g., a county.
Note: The jurisdiction corresponds to the top-level reporting context
for which the system generates reports. STS to replace uses of the term
jurisdiction with words to the effect of "system owner."
vote vs. crossover vote: We are trying to avoid terms that already have
pre-determined meanings. However, if the way we use crossover vote matches
election officials, we will use that term instead.
activation definition: CRT and STS have used the term in different ways.
CRT is awaiting feedback on what meanings are in practice in the election
- The terms
"vote" and "ballot" are sensitive. CRT is happy
with the definition for vote. The definition for ballot is a lot trickier,
it was left out of previous VVSG. The meaning of ballot is usually obvious
from context, but we are not aware of any attempt to construct a single,
universal definition of ballot that succeeded. CRT would like to discuss
log is currently about 165 pages, with 1 page per issue. David Flater
has incorporated many comments and given tentative resolutions for many.
To summarize the issues, most are editorial, lots of glossary terms, David
Wagner had a lot on coding standards which were not serious modifications
but clarified a lot of ambiguities. A lot of comments were received from
Ron Rivest and David Wagner, we are awaiting comments from other TGDC
meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2007.
adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
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
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