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Voting Systems

5/2/2011 White paper Development of Appropriate Test Markings for Optical Scan Voting Machines – Phase 1: Ballot Scanning and Collection. (HTML)
1/11/2012 White paper Development of Appropriate Test Markings for Optical Scan Voting Machines – Phase 2: Analysis of Ballot Markings  (HTML)
4/1978 NIST SP 500-30
(originially NBSIR 75-786)
Effective Use of Computing Technology in Vote Tallying

Human Factors (Usability and Accessibility)

5/2009 NISTIR 7596 Guidelines for Writing Clear Instructions and Messages for Voters and Poll Workers
5/2009 NISTIR 7556 Report of Findings: Use of Language in Ballot Instructions
10/2008 NISTIR 7537 Guidelines for Using Color in Voting Systems
8/2008 NISTIR 7519 Style Guide for Voting System Documentation
3/10/2006 White paper Overview of Proposed Human Performance Metrics for Voting Equipment
3/10/2006 White paper Preliminary Report on the Development of a User-Based Conformance Test for the Usability of Voting Equipment
12/9/2005 White paper Review of the Gap Between Instructions for Voting and Best Practice in Providing Instructions
5/2004 NIST SP 500-256 Improving the Usability and Accessibility of Voting Systems and Products

Security

9/2011 NISTIR 7711 Security Best Practices for the Electronic Transmission of Election Materials for UOCAVA Voters
9/2011 NISTIR 7682 Information System Security Best Practices for UOCAVA-Supporting Systems
2/2011 NISTIR 7770 Security Considerations for Remote Electronic UOCAVA Voting
12/2008 NISTIR 7551 A Threat Analysis on UOCAVA Voting Systems
8/22/2006 White paper Independent Verification: Essential Actions to Assure Integrity in the Voting Process
10/7/2005 White paper Developing an Analysis of Threats to Voting Systems: Preliminary Workshop Summary
8/1988 NIST SP 500-158 Accuracy, Integrity, and Security in Computerized Vote-Tallying

Additional Voting Publications

1998-2006 Sample State and Local Ballots
2005 Glossary and References from the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG version 1.0)
1934 Election Administration in the United States, by Joseph Harris


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