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Publication Citation: Style Guide for Voting System Documentation

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Author(s): Dana E. Chisnell; Susan C. Becker; Sharon J. Laskowski; Svetlana Z. Lowry;
Title: Style Guide for Voting System Documentation
Published: August 25, 2008
Abstract: The goal of this style guide is to provide specific guidance to improve the usability of documentation used by poll workers and election support staff. The Voting System Documentation Style Guide incorporates best practices for writing documentation as it applies to voting systems. The guidelines are intended for voting system manufacturers to help them to implement best practices in their products. In addition, technical writers, system developers, and usability professionals in other domains may also find this document helpful.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7519
Pages: 196 pp.
Keywords: documentation guidelines, plain language, usability, Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, voting systems, VVSG,
Research Areas: Imaging
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (985KB)